Recently we have seen Anonymous Hacking Group’s campaign #Oplcarus, in this campaign Hacktivist group is making target Financial institutions and world banks.
But the question is there, why hackers are attacking banks, who’s behind it and what do they hope to achieve?
Why are hackers taking down banks?
As s1ege explained and In Anonymous’s original campaign message it claims
Banking and other financial institutions have formed a “clandestine coalition” with government intelligence agencies and arms industries and “elite banks are creating wars decimating the Middle East and destroying the economy.”
The GSH hacker revealed why he wanted to get involved “due to the state the world is in because of the elite sending my family members to war for their monetary gains and oil, Big Pharma and also creating wars with no empathy and destroying lives with no remorse.”
How is Anonymous doing it?
Anonymous announced its 30-day operation would be one of the biggest assaults in its history with the Greek Central Bank falling as the first victim with a DDoS attack that shut down its website for several hours on 3 May 2016. The movement has been growing since February 2016 when members of the hacking collective first announced #OpIcarus with the aim to take out 160 banks including The Bank of England and the New York Stock Exchange. Since then further financial institutions have been briefly taken offline using DDoS attacks.
According to The GHS hacker
“Our target list includes every bank. Crippling the financial structure of the Elite is our main target and whatever it takes to achieve it.”
s1ege Hacker revealed that
The next strikes for #OpIcarus will be “US and UK banks leading up to NASDAQ, NYSE and Paypal.”
Banks attacked by #OpIcarus (as per video published by Anonymous)
- The Central Bank Of Cyprus
- The Central Bank Of The Dominican Republic
- The Guernsey Financial Services Commission
- The Dutch Central Bank
- The Central Bank Of Maldives
- The Central Bank Of Kenya
- The National Bank Of Panama
- The Central Bank Of Bosnia and Herzegovina
- The Central Bank Of Mexico
- Reserve Bank of New Zealand
- National Reserve Bank of Tonga
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