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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.
#OpAfrica is an operation run by several hacktivists within Anonymous who are focused on targeting corporations and government that “enable and perpetuate corruption on the African continent”.
Over the past few days a number of web and cloud hosting companies based in the United Kingdom have experienced long term outages. Two of these outages were caused by a power failure in a shared data center. The other three outages were caused by a denial of service attack.
OpKillingBay is a yearly hacktivism operation by Anonymous, activists and other organizations in response to the hunting of whales and dolphins in Japan and Denmark.