Egypt based hackers attempted cyber attacks on Ethiopian gov’t sites

Hackers reportedly said the wanted to put pressure on Ethiopia in connection with filling and operation of GERD

June 22, 2020

Ethiopia’s Information Network Security Agency (INSA) said on Monday that hackers based in Egypt attempted cyber attacks on the Ethiopian government and non-government sites. The agency added that the attack was “extensive.”

The attempt happened on June 20 and June 21, according to a report from INSA.

The agency identified “Cyber Horus Group,” “AnuBis.Haker” and “Security _By _Passed” as groups behind the cyber attack against Ethiopian institutions whose identities are undisclosed. 

INSA added that the hackers took responsibility for the attack. The main objective was to create a multi-faceted pressure on Ethiopia in connection with the filling and operation of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD)

Thirteen government sites and four non-governmental organizations sites were targets of attack. INSS said government service providers, Security agencies, and private sites were among sites that the hackers tried to attack.

INSA also said that the hackers targeted sites that didn’t consider cybersecurity when they were developed and sites that did not do cybersecurity checks after being developed. 

INSA called upon organizations and institutions in the country to work with the Agency to close gaps in terms of cyber vulnerability, and the agency is at the service of those who need the support whenever needed, it was said. 

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9 Responses to "Egypt based hackers attempted cyber attacks on Ethiopian gov’t sites"

  1. Girma   June 22, 2020 at 10:33 pm

    This is provocation for war. Ethiopia has more options to attack Egypt if that’s what they want. The river itself can be used as it leaves or border or their own Aswan. Think Egypt Think !!!

    • Anubis   June 24, 2020 at 4:08 am

      our borders, Really?!
      You and what army?

  2. Kakndv   June 23, 2020 at 3:48 am

    Please Egypt stop your evil action over ethiopia

  3. Baba   June 23, 2020 at 3:57 am

    what they want ?

  4. alen   June 23, 2020 at 5:32 am

    Egypt has a lot of work to do. they don’t have time to cyber attack the little Ethiopia.

  5. alen   June 23, 2020 at 6:15 am

    Egypt has a lot of work to do, it doesn’t have time to cyber-attack the little Ethiopia.

  6. alen   June 23, 2020 at 6:28 am

    Egypt has a lot of work to do,it doesn’t have time to cyber-attack the little Ethiopia.

  7. Ittu Aba Farda   June 23, 2020 at 10:57 pm

    This goes to prove that Egypt is desperate. It is desperate that it has come to the grips that it did not gain anything in the diplomatic battlefield. The UN Security did not pass a resolution to send troops to dismantle the dam. AU did not give her nothing but a frown face. EU and Good Ole USA have chosen not to send their stealth bombers to send the dam into smithereens. Now Egypt has chosen to wage a loser’s war like North Korea has been doing: hacking to spread panic. I can’t be more proud of the IT folks of our old country for their vigilance. Bravo!!!! Bravo!!! Bravo!!!!!

  8. Yassin   June 24, 2020 at 2:48 am

    You may great in working hardly but we are great in war and we are working hard to come our dreams true by the Renaissance Dam. You should know that the Ethiopian military is not Ethiopian Football team this is the greatest Ethiopian Military Force and we proud of it.


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