The notorious hacktivist group, Anonymous Collective, has reportedly targeted the E Visa service of the Bahrain government. The cyberattack on E Visa service of the Bahrain government has raised concerns about the security of sensitive data, but crucial details regarding the extent of the breach, compromised information, and the motive behind the attack remain undisclosed.
Cyberattack on E Visa Service of the Bahrain Government
The Cyber Express team took immediate action and reached out to the official channels for verification of the cyberattack claim. However, as of now, there has been no response from the government’s end, leaving many questions unanswered.
Upon conducting an independent investigation, Cyber Express found that the official website of the Bahrain government’s E Visa service appears to be fully functional. This discovery has cast doubt on the authenticity of Anonymous Collective’s cyberattack claim.
It raises the possibility that the hacktivist group may be using the cyberattack as a tactic to gain attention or there might be a different motive behind the assault.
The lack of an official statement has left both citizens and cybersecurity experts in suspense, eagerly awaiting clarification on the situation.
Anonymous Collective’s Cyber Assault Trend Continues
Anonymous Collective is known for its activism on various socio-political issues, often targeting organizations and governments it deems oppressive or involved in questionable activities.
This cyberattack on the Bahrain government follows a similar pattern of cyberattacks orchestrated by Anonymous Collective. In December 2023, the hacktivist group claimed responsibility for targeting the United Arab Emirates government portal, purportedly taking it offline. Yet again, the extent of the cyber assault, including any data compromise, remained undisclosed, leaving the public in the dark.
Additionally, in the same month, Anonymous Collective claimed a cyberattack on Cosmote, Greece’s largest mobile network operator. The persistent inaccessibility of Cosmote’s official website has fueled skepticism about the validity of the hacktivist group’s statement. Despite concerns, authorities have not released an official statement to clarify the situation.
November 2023 witnessed yet another brazen move by Anonymous Collective when they orchestrated a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack on Cairo International Airport. The hacktivist group claimed it was in response to Egypt’s perceived support for Israel during the Gaza conflict.
The airport’s digital infrastructure, including its website and mobile application, suffered extensive damage, resulting in financial losses totaling millions of dollars. Despite the significant impact, no official statement has been issued by authorities regarding this cyber assault.
Without concrete information from the Bahrain government, it is challenging to discern whether this attack aligns with the hacktivist group’s usual motives or if it signals a new direction for their cyber operations.
These incidents highlight the pressing need for robust cybersecurity measures to safeguard sensitive government systems and citizens’ data. As the situation develops, the international community will be closely monitoring the Bahrain government’s response to this cyberattack, which could have far-reaching implications on both national security and diplomatic relations.
The recurrent lack of official statements raises concerns about the effectiveness of cybersecurity measures and the challenges governments face in safeguarding their digital assets against determined adversaries.
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