Hacktivist groups have announced their intent to carry out cyberattacks on India’s digital infrastructure leading up to the G20 Summit 2023. With the summit scheduled for September 9 and 10 in Delhi, India, cybersecurity concerns are escalating as Indonesian hacktivists, such as Ganonsec and Jambi Cyber Team, threaten to target India’s digital assets beginning on September 9, 2023.
Furthermore, these developments have raised significant security concerns for the high-profile event, which will gather leaders from the world’s top 20 economies and international organizations.
Cyber Threat Intelligence platform Falcon Feeds has highlighted the potential national security threat posed by these Indonesian hackers. They have declared their intentions to target India’s digital infrastructure prior to the G20 Summit, although the specific organizations and motivations behind these cyberattacks remain unclear.
Additionally, the attacks are seen as a response to perceived challenges by Indonesian hackers, with the timing of these attacks left unspecified, adding to the uncertainty surrounding the situation.
Several Indian websites have already fallen victim to defacement attacks by these hacktivist groups, including Ganonsec and Jambi Cyber Team. These defacement attacks involve hackers breaching website security to replace the home page with their own message.
The collaboration among hackers and the increasing instances of such attacks underscore the need for enhanced cybersecurity measures and automated monitoring tools to protect digital assets and information.