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Switzerland has been the target of a wide-range of DDoS and Ransom Denial of Service (RDoS) attacks over the past week, resulting in network outages and the website for Swiss Federal Railway (SBB) going offline. Additionally, two of the country's largest retailers, Coop and Migros, had their websites taken down, preventing customers from accessing their sites.
The hacktivist group Anonymous launched an operation against the city of Denver, CO and its officials. Entitled OpRight2Rest, the operation is a response to the passing of the Denver Homeless Camping Ban.i Anonymous has threatened to launch DDoS attacks against the city institutes and authorities, as well as to extract and publish personal information of city officials.
The hacktivist group New World Hackers is currently targeting the capital and most populous city of Utah, Salt Lake City, as part of a new operation, OpAbdiMohamed. New World Hackers, the same group involved in OpAfrica, is now relying on cyber-assaults to bring attention to the shooting of a teenage boy, Abdi Mohamed. Abdi Mohamed is a 17-year-old that was shot by Salt Lake City police while holding a broomstick.
The hacktivist group Anonymous has upped the ante in its cyber-assault against corporations and government that “enable and perpetuate corruption on the African continent.” Since Radware’s previous ERT alert on February 16, 2016, the OpAfrica operation has grown with the assistance from a collection of Anonymous-affiliated groups, including the hacktivist group, New World Hackers (see Figure 1), Team Hack Argentino, and others.
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 a number of hacktivist groups that join forces with the greater Anonymous collective. This alert from Radware's Emergency Response provides further information about this operation and how to stay protected.
Hacktivists have targeted the Cincinnati Police Department after last week’s police shooting of Paul Gaston. Gaston was shot and killed by Cincinnati police on Wednesday, February 17, 2016 after he “failed to comply” with the responding officer’s commands, according to the police department. Hacktivists in retaliation have publicly posted the personal data of more than 50 Cincinnati Police officers.
Around the holidays, companies such as Microsoft and Sony typically find their gaming platforms under threat of a cyber knockout; but a new hacktivist group, New World Hackers, isn’t playing by the rules. Xbox Live suffered a series of outages over the last week that resulted in millions of worldwide gamers unable to access their service thanks to New World Hackers and its highly powerful stressor service.