Hacktivist group Anonymous, along with numerous other hackers, is planning a massive cyber-attack on Israel, threatening to “erase” the country from Internet. Israel is apparently taking the threats seriously, with defensive preparations underway.
“Hacktivists Starting Cyber Attack against Israel on 7th of April,” Anonymous wrote on Twitter, calling on hackers around the world to join up for a second ‘OpIsrael.’
Bank (in)Security: Between the 1880s and the 1930s, physical bank burglaries were a substantial problem. To counter these threats bank's employed vaults to protect their contents from theft, unauthorised use, fire, natural disasters, and other threats. Vaults were an integral part of the building, using armored walls and a tightly fashioned armoured door secured with a complex lock.
Malware once were used primarily to destroy the victim's PC, but the scenario has completely changed today.
While surviving the need of wanting to harm with malicious software, for example in the development of cyber weapons, the current trend is to develop agents that serve primarily to the function of spying.
About 80 masked people, calling themselves allies of the global hacker group Anonymous, picked up litter in Tokyo Saturday in a novel protest against Japan's tougher laws against illegal downloads.
In light rain, they took part in an "anonymous cleaning service" for one hour in a park and on pavements in the shopping and entertainment hub of Shibuya, a change from the group's trademark website attacks.
Even after a series of government defacements by Anonymous, Indian Computer Emergency Response Team, the country’s primary cyber incident response agency, said it is not “disturbed by the hackers’ acts”. Even so, the hacker group trolled and defaced the agency’s website in the morning and claimed it was down for two hours.
A scientist at CERT-In, on condition of anonymity, admitted the site was hit but said it was up again very soon. During the attack on CERT-In, Anonymous tweeted on its Twitter account, “Playing with CERT again.”
Citizen of the free World, We address you with a big sadness, a weight on the heart.
Anonymous was particularly shocked and horrified by the extreme violence of the repression of the peaceful demonstrations, organized by students from Quebec. We are anxious to express our solidarity and our condolences for the wounded persons and their families.
Users connected to the web through the network provided by Reliance Communications (RCom) could not access popular websites like Twitter and Facebook on Saturday morning after hackers allegedly belonging to a group called Anonymous hacked the company's servers.
When users typed www.twitter.com or www.facebook.com in the browser they were redirected to a page put up by the hackers that warned Indian government and internet service providers "not to mess with free speech and lesser with Anonymous".
This video demonstrates how many tools are available today to anyone with a grievance and an internet connection; furthermore, the underground economy for botnets is booming.
Botnets ‘for hire' are popular – unskilled attackers are able to hire botnet services for bargain-basement prices. Just as an enterprise can subscribe to a technology provider or a cloud-based DDoS mitigation service, hacktivists can subscribe to a DDoS service to launch attacks.