Anonymous: #OpGlobalBlackout Targets Banks, Facebook
Anonymous is back with their grandest threat yet.
This past week, an innocuous YouTube video was posted titled, “Anonymous Message to Congress.” The video was made in response to the shutting down of MegaUpload on Thursday by the federal government. This, as we reported, led to Anonymous’ largest coordinated attack in their history with over 5,000 people taking down over 10 federal and industry Web sites.
The video, which you can watch in its entirety below, is phase one of #OpGlobalBlackout.
They do recognize that MegaUpload contained copyrighted content, but say that the take down was not about copyrighted materials. Anonymous demands that MegaUpload be reinstated within 72 hours.
Anonymous claims that they have gained access to the servers for the United Nations, PlayStation Network, Xbox Live, US Bank, Capital One, Chase Bank, Twitter, Facebook and YouTube. If their demands are not met, they will take down all of these servers.
For the banks, Anonymous claims that they have the account info of every client at these banks. They want to reassure citizens, however, that they are not going to compromise their information. They only want to make a statement to Congress.
Read More: http://tinyurl.com/Anon-Global-Blackout
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This entry was posted on January 22, 2012 by NetSecurityIT. It was filed under Enterprise, General Security, Hacking, Malware, Network Management, Network Security, Patching, Security, Security Advisory, SOPA and PIPA, Vulnerabilities, Zero-Day and was tagged with Anonymous, anonymous message, Capital One, chase bank, Facebook, MegaUpload, Megaupload Limited, PlayStation Network, United Nations, us bank, Website, xbox live, YouTube, youtube video.