Dissatisfied with Algeria’s loss to Cameroon, Algerian hacker hacks Cameroonian sites of Orange Cameroon and eKiosque

[DIGITAL Business Africa] – Cameroon won their world qualification in Qatar after a rematch full of twists and turns in Blida, Algeria. That was on March 29, 2022. After a home defeat, the Indomitable Lions qualified thanks to a goal scored by Karl Toko Ekambi in the final seconds of extra time? Final victory 2 – 1. After so many days of this victory, the Algerians did not absorb this defeat on their own soil. Algerian hackers got involved.

On 09 April 2022, for a few hours, two Cameroonian websites (ekiosque.cm and pulse.orange.cm) were targeted by an Algerian hacker disguised as the BAZ El Harrachi team.

These sites have been the victim of defamation on the Internet. With this computer attack, the hacker generally only modifies the home page of the target website. Mostly by SQL injection. The defacement is the result of a security breach on a website and the hacker exploits this security breach.

Regarding ekiosque.cm, an online kiosk of Cameroonian newspapers, the hacker entered a message. ” Bakary Gassama Your Instagram account is just a warm-up for Cameroon. The next will be bigger His message was preceded by his signature “El Harrachi BAZ” and the Algerian flag accompanied by the Algerian choice slogan: “1, 2, 3, FIFA Algeria.” Bakary Gassama is the Gambian referee for the Algeria-Cameroon match. His Instagram account, bakary.gassama8, was hacked a week ago. We can see the referee (the pirate in fact) apologizing to the Algerian people.

eKiosque published a press release on 09 April 2022 to condemn this act and inform its customers. ” the society KIAMA SA It draws the attention of national and international public opinion, its publisher partners and customers, that the newspaper and magazine sales platform accessible at www.ekiosque.cm has been hacked with the message “VIVA ALGERIA”. Everything indicates that it is pirates of Algerian origin who are protesting against Cameroon’s qualification for the 2022 World Cup. While condemning this criminal act, Kiama and its engineers are working to restore and stabilize the written press reading platform www.ekiosque.cm”, points out KIAMA CEO, Fidèle MOLE The site has been accessed since yesterday Just like Orange Cameroon.

Orange Cameroon, for its part, has not yet responded. It was her educational platform pulse.orange.cm that broke into the same message. Orange technicians were able to remove the hacker’s message after a few hours.

Dissatisfied with Algeria's loss to Cameroon, Algerian hacker hacks Cameroonian sites of Orange Cameroon and eKiosque

Piracy, another favorite sport of Algerians

A similar attack was committed by an Algerian hacker on the official website of CGEM (General Confederation of Moroccan Enterprises) on November 22, 2021. Like in Cameroon, the hacker had Send a message with the Algerian flag.

Dissatisfied with Algeria's loss to Cameroon, Algerian hacker hacks Cameroonian sites of Orange Cameroon and eKiosque

The cyber attack launched by Algeria on the websites of Moroccan institutions was expected, because Algerian officials, for several weeks, did not stop criminalizing Morocco every time one of their websites was subjected to a cyber attack. “, explained the Moroccan media challenge.

In September 2021, another Algerian cybercriminal managed to defraud 1,700 customers of Credit Agricole, the first French bank. This is by recovering their bank details via a phishing method. To succeed in this fraud, the Algerian hacker recreated a copy of the bank’s website and through fraudulent emails and text messages sent to customers pretending to be the bank, lured customers there to fill in their numbers, accounts and passwords. The data he later used to empty their bank accounts.

Another computer attack involving Algerians continues in September 2021. The Algerian newspaper Expression reported on September 22, 2022 that in retaliation for the Israeli attacks against Algeria, an Algerian hacker, known under the pseudonym Ismailman 54, hacked the website of the Israeli ministry. Transportation and some websites of engineering and infrastructure companies responsible for the implementation of metro networks, civil and military tunnels, rail and transportation projects.

The Algerian hacker also published, on his account, a sample of stolen files and infrastructure plans. Just as the account of Eddie Cohen, a journalist known for his hostility to Algeria and his bias towards Morocco, was hacked.

And the Algerian hacker had published on his page accurate information about Eddie Cohen, starting with his very precise location in the heart of Tel Aviv, in addition to his private phone numbers.

Dissatisfied with Algeria's loss to Cameroon, Algerian hacker hacks Cameroonian sites of Orange Cameroon and eKiosque

“smiling hacker”

Several years ago, in January 2013, the Algerian hacker Hamza Bendeladge, known by the pseudonym Bx1 and who was baptized by the media as a “smiling hacker”, was arrested at Bangkok airport in Thailand before being extradited to the United States, where he has been charged with 23 counts since 2011. He was next to his Russian partner Alexander Adreevich Panin.

In a press release dated April 20, 2016, the US Department of Justice indicated that he was sentenced to 15 years in prison and his Russian partner to 9 and a half years. According to the American justice, Hamza Bendalaj stole Hundreds of thousands of credit card and bank account numbers represent millions of dollars in losses for individuals and financial institutions around the world.

AFP specifies that he was accused of participating between 2009 and 2011 in the development, sale and distribution of the virus. spy”, allowing access to computers and the theft of confidential, personal and financial information (identities, passwords, bank card numbers, etc.).

With this attack on Cameroonian websites, most likely, Cameroonian hackers should already prepare to respond, because now the cyberwar has begun. Indeed, we cannot wait for the security measures of websites and digital infrastructures or solutions to become more secure.

by Digital Business Africa

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