A hacking group called Anonymous Sudan took Twitter offline in more than a dozen countries in an attempt to pressure Elon Musk into launching his Starlink satellite internet service in their country.
The group claimed responsibility for the attack on Twitter, which lasted for more than two hours and affected thousands of users.
In a message posted on Telegram, the group said: “Make our message reach to Elon Musk: ‘Open Starlink in Sudan’.”
The group said the attack was also aimed at raising awareness of the civil war in Sudan, which has made the internet unreliable in the country.
Twitter has not commented on the attack, and Elon Musk has not responded to requests for comment.
Anonymous Sudan has been accused by some of being a Russian cyber-military unit in disguise, but the group has denied this. But the group’s members say they are based in Sudan and are motivated by a desire to help their country. They say they are planning further attacks on Western targets in the coming weeks.
The sources for this piece include an article in BBC.