July 6, 2022

OpsPatuk to be theme for Malaysia-based hacker group DragonForce’s anniversary celebrations | Picture: Consultant Picture

Mumbai: Even because the nation remains to be reeling from OpsPatuk, the latest cyber assault launched by DragonForce, the Malaysia-based hacker group is gearing up for a celebration of its one-year anniversary in our on-line world. Unsurprisingly, OpsPatuk is without doubt one of the themes of its celebrations this 12 months and DragonForce had referred to as on its members and supporters to additional goal India as a part of the festivities.

A professional-Palestine ‘hacktivist’ group, DragonForce launched a sequence of cyber assaults in opposition to Indian web sites and customers as revenge for suspended BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma’s derogatory feedback in regards to the Prophet Muhammad. A whole lot of internet sites had been hacked and defaced, after which DragonForce began hacking servers and leaking private information of Indians.

During the last three days, DragonForce posted two messages on their darkish internet area, each of which have been accessed by the Free Press Journal. Each messages, written in Malay, define the actions that DragonForce might be organising as a part of its celebration for finishing one 12 months on the darkish internet. DragonForce darkish internet area was began on June 11, 2021. It now has over 13,000 members collaborating in additional than 11,000 dialogue boards.

The primary exercise pertains to a video sharing competitors on TikTok, a preferred platform for sharing brief movies.

“All members are given the selection of constructing movies associated to OpsBedil or OpsPatuk. Solely these two themes are allowed within the video content material. You might be additionally required to show solely genuine content material or information with out being exaggerated with false information. This competitors is open to all members of the DFM discussion board and likewise all Malaysians,” one of many messages reads.

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Hackers routinely share movies of their hacks, displaying all of the steps they took whereas doing the job, and these movies are often known as ‘Proof of Idea’ movies. OpsBedil was an analogous cyber assault launched by Dragonforce in opposition to Israel final 12 months.

The message goes on to supply related hashtags for use within the movies, specifies the dates on which the movies need to be posted and guarantees enticing prizes to the winners. That is being interpreted as one other open name to all hackers to focus on Indian web sites and servers and put up proof of their exploits.

Apparently, DragonForce additionally appears to have an ‘esport’ or on-line sports activities division, the place it lets on-line gamer play beneath its aegis. The second message posted by DragonForce invitations gamer teams to take part in a PUBG event subsequent month. PUBG, or Participant Unknown’s Battlegrounds, is a massively in style cellular sport.

“The group that wins this competitors might be absorbed and turn out to be a participant for DragonForce Esport for the PUBGM division. If you’re , be certain every member of your group registers first on the dragonforce.io discussion board,” DragonForce’s put up reads.

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