Anonymous Sudan attacked X, urging Musk to enable Starlink service in Sudan
Elon Musk’s Starlink satellite internet service is gradually expanding its reach globally, yet many regions remain unserved. So, what should users in these areas do if they wish to utilize Starlink? Naturally, they await Musk’s support.
However, some are taking unconventional approaches to hasten the process. Notably, Anonymous Sudan, previously known for launching multiple DDoS attacks against Microsoft, recently targeted ‘X’ (formerly Twitter), causing service interruptions in various regions.
The motive behind this assault was straightforward. It wasn’t borne out of any animosity towards ‘X’ or Elon Musk. Instead, Anonymous Sudan merely sought to capture the attention of the masses and, more specifically, Musk himself.
Anonymous Sudan asserts that the ongoing civil conflict in Sudan hampers the nation’s internet access, an issue they themselves face as they orchestrate cyberattacks within Sudanese borders.
Their plea? For Musk to expedite Starlink’s deployment in Sudan. They’re not seeking charity – they merely want the service available so they can purchase and access the satellite network.
The silver lining is that this act did garner significant media attention. Major outlets, including the BBC, reached out to Anonymous Sudan for comments and subsequently reported on the matter. Given the widespread coverage, one would assume Musk is well-informed about last week’s ‘X’ outage and the culprits behind it.
However, the downside is Musk is unlikely to extend Starlink’s operational range solely due to a single cyber onslaught. To date, he has offered no response to this incident.