Anonymous to Strike World Banks, Targets Bank of Greece First
The Anonymous hacker collective has declared resurgence of its attack scheme of 2011 it named Operation Icarus that launched an onslaught of assaults against the banks in Wall Street. Currently, it has targeted servers of the apex bank in Greece, which the bank lately substantiated. The attack forced the bank to withdraw its presence from the Web this Tuesday. The offline remained for some minutes.
An officer of the central bank in an interview to Reuters said the assault spanned some minutes; however, the security systems of the bank addressed it successfully. The denial-of-service (DoS) assault affected just the bank’s website.
During 2011, Anonymous’ Operation Icarus appeared as prime news when it attacked banks at Wall Street. In a YouTube video by the collective, Anonymous announces the approaching fall of Olympus. The collective tells about the resurgence of Icarus some days past, and that it has effectively shut down Bank of Greece’s website, adding the attack is a sign of a 30-day onslaught’s beginning on worldwide central bank websites.
The attack campaign targeted the Greek central bank first. Representatives of the bank said it wasn’t beyond some minutes and they were sure about it having remained watchful over their bank’s website too; however, the following day, there was a new development when one fresh series of assaults hit the bank disabling the website spanning a minimum of 6 hours.
Nonetheless, the collective plans to fry an even bigger fish as it states within the YouTube video, and also within one sequence of statements posted on the Internet. Softpedia.com posted this online dated May 4, 2016.
The Anonymous hacktivist group indicated that they felt it necessary to come down right in the banking empire’s heart via repeating their tactic of tugging into the system; however, at the present instance the group faced one far prominent target – the worldwide system of finance. That target was the Bank of England and the New York Stock Exchange, it stated.
Notably, the hacktivist collective is no longer as effective in disrupting targets as it was during its peak time in the Arab Spring of 2010.