After two cyberattacks on Moroccan ministry web sites in early December, a gaggle known as the Moroccan Black Knights returned the letter by launching comparable cyberattacks on institutional web sites in Algeria.
The phenomenon of cyberattacks between hackers from each international locations has turn out to be commonplace, and never just a few months go by with out a new web site being focused by a hacker. Most frequently, such assaults come from Algeria, and their Moroccan counterparts reply with an eye fixed for an eye fixed.
In December of this 12 months, the non-public knowledge of Moroccan college students was revealed on a discussion board after a significant cyber assault during which your entire database of the Ministry of Increased Training, a complete of 23 tables, was hacked and made public.
A gaggle of hackers calling themselves “1 2 3 viva l’Algérie” claimed duty for the assault. Earlier than that, the web site put up on the market the non-public knowledge of virtually one million Moroccan college students.
Following the incident, the Nationwide Judicial Police Brigade (BNPJ) launched an investigation and the Ministry of Increased Training issued a press launch saying it could take steps to strengthen pc safety at establishments beneath its authority.
Over the past three days, it was the flip of Algerian institutional websites to bear the identical remedy. Consequently, 58,000 electronic mail addresses and passwords of scholars, notably from the College of Oran, have been posted on-line, and several other different Algerian web sites have been hacked, similar to the web site of the official press company (APS).