Government of Sudan Shuts Down National Internet Access, So Anonymous Shuts Down The Government

This Christmas the Government of Sudan had the entirety of their internet infrastructure hacked and taken offline, more than 260 Government domains in total. Not only this, but two of the country’s largest television news network, Sudania 24 and the Sudan News Agency, have also been hacked and taken offline. The cyber attacks are a result of a joint operation between multiple international hackers and hacking groups, namely Lorian Synaro, Anonymous CyberGuerrilla and the AnonOps IRC. The operation itself stems from a December 19th decision by the Government of Sudan to restrict national internet access and block access to social media applications – actions which have continued on through today.

As for why they did this, at the present moment in time there are rumblings of a revolt or revolution throughout Sudan, something that the current Sudanese regime, whom has been in political power for the last 30 years, does not want to see happen. Consequentially, as more and more people have started taking to the streets, and as these protests have grown larger, the Government of Sudan has begun sealing off/restricting internet access Nationwide whilst simultaneously blocking access to social media applications to prevent protesters from organizing with or coordinating to work with one another to make the movement larger.

Observing this from afar was something that internet community simply could not tolerate, so activists around the world got together and did what they could to begin fighting back in support of the oppressed people of Sudan. Beginning December 22nd, Anonymous CyberGuerrilla organized chatrooms on the ClearNet and IRC, AnonOps prepared a care package, Rogue Media Labs manipulated social media algorithms to land said care packages and chatrooms across Sudan’s border while Lorian Synaro put word out to all Anonymous to stand up and participate – which is exactly what they did.

As previously mentioned, starting Christmas morning Anonymous launched a massive and coordinated hacking campaign against the Government of Sudan, managing to take down over 260 Sudanese Government websites and knock several state run news outlets offline. Not only this, but thousands of individuals across Africa have signed up for and begun learning more about cyber security and how to freely bypass Government implemented controls or restrictions on their systems. On through December 26th 2018, the Government of Sudan remains under attack, the care packages continue to be pushed throughout Africa and much of Sudan’s Governmental infrastructure remains inaccessible. Meanwhile, the citizens of Sudan are currently organizing massive protests and demonstrations across the country for December 30th 2018.

In a message attached to the operation, Anonymous hackers stated the following:

We are communicating with you today because something is very wrong with Sudanese Government. We can not tolerate injustice, inequality, and denial of the peoples rights. The Sudanese Government is restricting free speech and seeking to limit and control internet access. This Government is even punishing the people for expressing their ideas and opinions. We will fight back! In response to Sudan’s situation, we are issuing a wide call to protest. We will protest against this Government, it’s blasphemy laws, censorship laws, restrictions on internet access, restriction to internet access, and any and thought crime legislation.

We are Anonymous
We are Legion
We do not forgive
We do not forget
To the Government of Sudan, expect us.

Massive and coordinated attack against the central government of Sudan. More than 260 Government domains have been #Downed. We will have no mercy. You have killed innocent protesters, now it’s time to pay for it.

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Brian Dunn

Writer, Researcher Owner: Rogue Media Labs | Rogue Security Labs (929)-319-2570 BrianDunn@RogueSecurityLabs.Ltd

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