The victim, a fovernment entity from the UAE, is a claimed by a hacktivist group as having been targeted by a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack during a campain targeting multiple government websites of the victim. The claim came forth on 20th May 2023, accompanied by evidence shared on the actor’s Telegram post to validate the successful execution of the DDoS attack. This proof was in the form of links to a utility platform that confirms the real-time availability and responsiveness of a domain or IP address.
According to sources, the aforementioned hacktivist group has a history of leveraging DDoS attacks against institutions and governmental infrastructures. The motivation behind such attacks often stems from political issues, with other groups like 'Anonymous Sudan' showing parallels in their targeting patterns, particularly influenced by geopolitical circumstances.