Planned cyberattack attack against the USA infrastructure (Updated)

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.

 

Update 17:40 CET+1:

Top 10 websites mentioned here are alive and running smoothly. Can it be that the cyber-criminals are waiting for the start of the USA business day? Or is it that they are just not successful?

 

Sorin Mustaca

IT Security Expert