TPLF junta group distributes up to 25,000 false information per day
TPLF junta group distributes up to 25,000 false information per day on Twitter: Information Network Security Agency says
The Information Network Security Agency reported that the TPLF Junta group was distributing up to 25,000 false information per day on Twitter.
Kefialew Tefera, Deputy Director General of the Information Network Security Agency, said that the TPLF Junta group has been waging a major psychological war using social networking sites.
He also said that Junta was using the cyber environment to destabilize the country.
Kefialew said that before the attack on the Ethiopian Defense Forces, they used the communication system to disrupt internal communication.
He recalled that they used the fake propaganda to mobilize extremist supporters and foreigners from various ethnic groups as part of the campaign.
During the law enforcement operation, the TPLF junta tried to disrupt the services of the country’s major media outlets using the DW and Tigray TV flyway systems, he said.
Deputy Director (GION) said the main targets of the attack were ABC, Walta and OBN, citing the tendency of Fana and other similar media outlets to discontinue broadcasting.
However, he said the agency’s precautionary measures have succeeded in thwarting the planned hacking of the media.
In addition to the digital TPLF, other stakeholders were involved in the campaign, and was trying to attack individuals by employing and paying 50 to 500 people, the deputy director said.
According to Kefialew, there are TPLF Junta forces in Addis Ababa have an organized one-for-five and one-for-twenty agendas.
He also said that they have been working with extremist groups and the media in various criminal activities abroad, for example, working with Ethio-360 social network site and OMN TV.