A group of Bangladeshi hacktivists targeting Indian government websites and servers


Cybersecurity researchers said on Thursday they had uncovered a group of Bangladeshi hacktivists who are targeting Indian government websites and servers.

The group called Mysterious Team Bangladesh (MT) uses DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) attacks against the domains and subdomains of several state governments and a web server hosted by the Indian government, according to the company’s team. CloudSEK cybersecurity.

“Websites belonging to the governments of Assam, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat, Punjab and Tamil Nadu were affected,” the researchers added.

This came to light when a member of the group posted a message claiming to have launched an HTTP flood DDoS attack on government websites. Similar messages have been seen on several platforms, including Facebook and Telegram.

The band members mainly reside in the Chittagong region of Bangladesh and are studying at university or have recently graduated.

Hacktivism appears to be their overriding motivation, and the group “mainly operates and communicates through Facebook, Telegram and Twitter,” the team said.

“Through careful analysis and profiling of multiple groups, it can be fairly concluded that these hacktivist groups collaborate excessively with each other to carry out nefarious attacks, with DDoS being the primary one, followed by disfigurement attacks,” Abhinav said. Pandey, Cyber ​​Threat Researcher at CloudSEK. .

“‘Raven Storm’ has been the most widespread tool used, for such hard-hitting DDoS attacks, by such hacktivist groups,” Pandey said.

One of the co-founders of Mysterious Team Bangladesh has been recognized as Taskin Ahmmed.

The rest of the group consists mainly of students or young graduates between the ages of 20 and 25 who previously operated under hacker organizations, such as Elite Force 71, Bangladesh Cyber ​​Anonymous Team and Taskin Vau, revealed the analysis of CloudSEK.

They are primarily motivated by hacktivism and have associations with an Indonesia-based hacktivist group, “Hacktivist of Garuda”.

“They also have a history of involvement in mass reporting of content on public platforms like Youtube, Facebook and Linkedin etc,” the team said.

DDoS attacks can make websites more vulnerable as some security features may be offline due to the attack.

A damaged infrastructure can lead to the collapse of the services provided by the website. Websites become vulnerable to new attacks. Data loss and compromised credentials, the researchers said.


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