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Anonymous has launched OpLGBT, a DDoS campaign targeting the state of North Carolina and its governmental institutes in response to controversial legislation passed by the state’s General Assembly - House Bill 2 (known as the “bathroom law”).
The Hacktivist Group Anonymous announced its plans to relaunch its cyber assaults on leading financial services companies worldwide. Named Operation Icarus, this event is intended to bring public attention to what Anonymous calls 'corruption' inside of the financial services industry.
Apparently, ransom cyber threats are not only about encrypting files.
Over the past week, there has been an exponential increase in DDoS for
ransom threats. This is an increasingly popular tactic of extortion and
financial gain for hackers and hacktivists alike - "if payment isn't
received, a cyber-attack will be launched that can result in damaged
reputation and lost customers/revenue."
In an effort to fight for the rights of digital consumers throughout South America, the hacktivist group Anonymous has launched OpOperadoras, coordinated cyber assault against Brazilian telecommunication companies in response to a fixed broadband provision that would ban unlimited data plans in Brazil.
Worldwide gaming leader Blizzard suffered a major DDoS attack on April
13th 2016, denying players of World of Warcraft, Diablo 3, StarCraft 2
and Hearthstone from playing these online favorites. The hacktivist
group The Lizard Squad claimed responsibility.
With the stated goal of "erasing Israel from the internet" in protest against claimed crimes against the Palestinian people, Anonymous will launch its yearly operation against Israel. Named OpIsrael, it is a cyber-attack timed for April 7th by an array of hacktivist groups that join forces with the greater Anonymous collective. For this year's attack, hackers have provided tools and technical guidance for the execution of OpIsrael.
Since our previous ERT alert outlining the potential cyber-attack against Donald Trump on April fool’s day, the presidential candidate was eventually hit and online entities of key Trump properties were taken offline as of Friday, April 1st 2016. The day before, members of the Anonymous collective stated that the planned attack on Donald Trump was a ploy and symbolically planned for April 1st to gain public attention for the operation. Shortly after the paste was posted, another Anonymous member posted a paste to Ghostbin disregarding the previous paste and announcing OpTrump2016 and their plans to DDoS Donald Trump’s website.