Anonymous Sudan Targets VX Underground

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Is your website secure against DDoS attacks? The recent incidents with VX Underground show that even well-meaning educational platforms can fall victim to such cyber threats.

What is DDoS and Why is it a Big Deal?

DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) attacks aim to overwhelm a website with more traffic than it can handle, essentially making it unavailable.

This is a major concern for both commercial and non-commercial platforms alike, as it disrupts the service and could tarnish reputation.

Who is Anonymous Sudan?

Anonymous Sudan is a hacktivist group originating from Sudan. They gained significant attention through their Telegram account, boasting 120K subscribers before it was banned. The group has been known for its various cyber-activities, including DDoS attacks, which serve as a form of digital protest.

Attacks on VX Underground

Just yesterday, the website VX Underground was targeted by a DDoS attack from the Lockbit Ransomware group. A day later, the site faces another attack, this time from Anonymous Sudan. Why is this happening?

VX Underground is a free educational library focusing on cybersecurity research.

It operates on donations and sponsors, aiming to provide invaluable resources to students, researchers, and the general public. According to a recent tweet, they seem puzzled and disappointed by these attacks.

Hacking for Good or Bad?

We think that hacktivism can serve as a double-edged sword. While it can draw attention to genuine issues, it can also become a form of digital vandalism.

Attacking an educational platform like VX Underground begs the question: What is the endgame for hacktivist groups like Anonymous Sudan?


DDoS attacks are a pervasive issue, and no one is safe, not even educational platforms like VX Underground. While hacktivism can sometimes spotlight critical issues, targeting educational and non-profit websites blurs the line between activism and vandalism.

What do you think will be the implications for hacktivist groups if they continue to target such platforms?

Reza Rafati

Reza Rafati, based in the Netherlands, is the founder of An industry professional providing insightful commentary on infosec, cybercrime, cyberwar, and threat intelligence, Reza dedicates his work to bolster digital defenses and promote cyber awareness.

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