Planned cyberattack attack against the USA infrastructure

After the #OpIsrael against Israel cyberspace, anonymous hackers called themselves “N4m3le55 Cr3w” announced that they have scheduled another cyber attack on USA based websites and servers on 07/05/2013. In the above mentioned text it is also explain what the reason for the attack is: “war crimes in Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan“.

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Also noteworthy is that the activists also explain which means they will use to attack the USA infrastructure:

We will now wipe you off the cyber map. Do not take this as a warning. You can not stop the internet hate machine from doxes, DNS attacks, defaces, redirects, ddos attacks, database leaks, and admin take overs.

I also find extremely interesting their advice to the American people:

And to the American people we suggest switching your bank accounts from a big bank to a local union.

Can it be that these guys don’t understand that we live in an interconnected world and that if they bring down the headquarter of a big bank, then the entire system collapses?

The author of the article has also written which tools they will be using to attack the USA cyber infrastructure.

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The group has posted also a list of targets which will be hit by this attack. In the list are a lot of .gov and .mil websites and also well-known names of financial institutions.

No matter what this group will do or try to do, we do not think that the impact on the infrastructure will be so massive as they say. Maybe some websites will be defaced, the entire network segment in USA will be slowed down for a while, but it is very unlikely that someone will be actually harmed.

Nevertheless, we advise all readers to be aware of the fact that there will probably be a lot of opportunist criminals that will raise phishing websites which probably will respond faster than the original websites.

 

Sorin Mustaca

IT Security Expert

via Avira – TechBlog http://techblog.avira.com/2013/05/06/planned-cyberattack-attack-against-the-usa-infrastructure/en/


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Sorin Mustaca
Sorin Mustaca, (ISC)2 CSSLP, CompTIA Security+ and Project+, is working since year 2000 in the IT Security industry and worked between 2003-2014 for Avira as Product Manager for the known products used by over 100 million users world-wide. Today he is an independent IT Security Consultant focusing on Cybersecurity, secure software development and security for IoT and Automotive. He is also running his personal blog Sorin Mustaca on Cybersecurity and is the author of the free eBook Improve your security .

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