Since January 23, 2023, a threat actor identifying as "Anonymous Sudan" has been conducting denial of service (DDoS) attacks against multiple organizations in Sweden. This group claims to be "hacktivists," politically motivated hackers from Sudan.
Truesec's Threat Intelligence unit has investigated the threat actor group to shed light on its activities and help identify its true motives.
Truesec’s report (published Feb 20) explains how the so-called "Anonymous Sudan" has nothing to do with the online activists collectively known as Anonymous. Instead, it was most likely created as part of a Russian information operation to harm and complicate Sweden's NATO application.
Notes to version v 1.2
We have now added additional intelligence provided by our partners Baffin Bay Networks and by Microsoft, so we can paint an even fuller picture of the threat actor and it's motives.