The hacktivist group ‘Team R70’ has claimed responsibility for defacing the website of the Chhattisgarh State Biodiversity Board, although the authorities have yet to confirm the incident.
Furthermore, based in central India, the board is focused on conserving and promoting biodiversity through sustainable development, research, and awareness initiatives. The cyber attack is part of the broader trend of hackers collaborating to target websites, shedding light on the repercussions of geopolitical tensions on organizations and individuals.
Additionally, Team R70, a Yemeni hacking group, has targeted various entities in their cyber attacks. They were recently linked to the defacement of the Chhattisgarh Biodiversity Board’s website as part of the Operation India campaign. This group’s involvement is highlighted through their announcements on dark web portals and social channels.
At the same time, Team R70 has been implicated in previous cyber attacks, including targeting a Swedish taxi service provider and participating in DDoS attacks alongside other hacker groups.
The increasing collaboration among hackers to conduct large-scale cyber attacks is evident, with groups like Anonymous Sudan sharing resources with others such as Killnet. Geopolitical tensions often fuel these conflicts, leading to data breaches and financial losses for organizations. The dark web also plays a role in enticing skilled individuals to engage in cybercrime, as exemplified by the LockBit ransomware group seeking developers and testers.
This ongoing trend emphasizes the need for enhanced cybersecurity measures and international cooperation to mitigate the impact of cyber attacks.