Anonymous Hackers Cause Significant Damage To Banking And Government Agencies
A collective of hacker groups planed to attack the websites of major government agencies and banks on May 7 to protest American foreign policy.
For weeks, the groups, which include Anonymous, have used social media to publicize their planned operation, dubbed "#OpUSA."
Experts from USA(to cover up things) say that the attack was not well-planned and focused. On the other hand, twitter is full of #OpUSA tweets which tells us a different story. The hacker groups have compromised a large number of targets which as either owned by US government or its residents.
AnonGhost made a significant contribution to #OpUSA by taking down a large number of websites, emails, credit cards, etc. According to their pastebin post, hackers claim to hack-
- More than 700 websites (http://pastebin.com/zftTrrrh)
- More than 10k American credit cards(http://pastebin.com/D4QCynHC)
- 1 lac email accounts which belong to US residents (http://www45.zippyshare.com/v/58998013/file.html) 4. - More than 5000 facebook accounts(http://pastebin.com/NRvmnYFe)
- More than 12k email accounts of USA (http://www11.zippyshare.com/v/39103082/file.html)
The complete paste can be seen here(http://pastebin.com/RSqKCd1N).
The list of hacked sites mostly include high profile government websites from Australia, Ministry of environment Dominica, government of Argentina, Philippines, NGOs, universities and other educational institutions from Thailand Brazil, Russia, Israel, USA, Canada, UK, Romania, and Italy.
Most of the sites seem to be recovered but some of them are still now defaced, down or under maintenance.
We managed to ask the leader of AnonOps "Mauritania Attacker", also responsible for lots of high profile defacements, the purpose and the cause of the #OPUSA.
"I attack USA because they think that muslims are terrorist but the reality is that they themselves are the biggest terrorist and they declared war Against Islam and me as a Muslim i will stand against them even if i die " Mauritania Attacker said.
Mauritania Attacker is the leader of AnonOPS, He played a major role inside #OPISRAEL, along with it he is also responsible for other high profile attacks on lots of other organizations.
Note: RHA has no association with any of the hacktivists.
About The Author
Major Part of this article was contributed by a security researcher Deepanker Arora. Recently, He contributed an article on "Hacking Windows Servers".