The Turk Hack Team revisited France to continue its ongoing onslaught on the country’s cyber infrastructure. The hacking group announced on its official Telegram page that it had disrupted and disabled some of the critical French Agricultural Credit Bank infrastructures known as Crédit Agricole Group.
Notably, the French International Banking Group is the world’s largest cooperative financial institution. It is the second largest bank in France, after BNP Paribas, as well as the third largest in Europe and tenth largest in the world.
A Taunting Move On A Giant
Despite its world-shaking reputation, the Crédit Agricole Group failed to protect itself from external intrusions with the likes of the Turk Hack Team attack making the banking systems inaccessible causing delays and disruptions to the many customer online and offline transactions.
Furthermore, the announcement highlights customers’ distaste and lays out severe complaints about poor service and delays due to cyber breaches. The threat actors mocked ‘the weak and vulnerable cyber security system of the banking system.
According to the cyber attack details on the agricultural credit banks, mobile applications and online and banking systems including the website, were all crushed with no present countermeasures to defend and establish connections to placate the complaining customers.
In what appears to be a severe taunt, the threat actors advised the credit bank to purchase additional protection to safeguard its websites and apps from cyber intruders but never from the Turk Hack Team. Nonetheless, the validity of the attack is irrefutable as the victim has acknowledged the cyber breach and announced it is working to restore connectivity.
Previous Turk Hack Team Exploit
On Monday, the group, identified as a hacking organization, announced that it conducted a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack on Lockheed Martin, a leading global aerospace technology manufacturer.
At the time of reporting, Cybertechwiz verified that the Lockheed Martin website was indeed inaccessible for a period, corroborating the claims made by the Turk Hack Team.