Hackers launched a DDoS Attack against CheckPoint and anticipate to target it again

Anonymous Sudan, a group of Hackers claiming to be as Palestinians, launched a distributed denial of service attack on Israel-based cybersecurity company Check Point. The concerning part of this attack is that the hackers claim to launch a stronger version of a similar attack on April 7th of this year and hope to take down the website completely.

After the statement release on Telegram by the hacker’s, CheckPoint started reassessing its security practices and claims to have the strongest measures in place to protect its IT assets from significant attacks such as ransomware and data breaches.

The good news is that the website returned to normalcy after a short while of hiatus and released a press update that the web portal is well protected from such denial-of-service attacks and has world’s safest tech to shield its infrastructure from the future attacks.

Coincidentally, the incident took place when Anonymous Sudan attacked several websites belonging to multiple universities from the morning hours of Tuesday.

And the name of the affected websites includes Tel Aviv University, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Ben-Gurion University of Negev, Haifa University, Weizmann Institute of Science, Open University of Israel, and Reichman University.

NOTE 1- Till the afternoon hours of Tuesday, the website was operating at a slower pace and was conducting security checks for each visit to the website. After 4PM, the website started to operate normally and hope it maintains the same integrity of connectivity on Friday of this week.

NOTE 2- Usually, hackers release threat statements to get some mileage in the media and to make their group names trending on the web. But it is always recommended to stay proactively secure against all cyber-attacks, in order to stay live and vibrant in business.

 

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Naveen Goud
Naveen Goud is a writer at Cybersecurity Insiders covering topics such as Mergers & Acquisitions, Startups, Cyber Attacks, Cloud Security and Mobile Security

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