Monday, May 6, 2013

Cyber Attacks on the U.S. May 7 - #OpUSA

Middle East-and North Africa-based criminal hackers are preparing cyberattacks this week against the websites of high-profile U.S. government agencies, banks and other companies, according to the Department of Homeland Security.

The attacks, dubbed #OpUSA, for Operation USA, will begin Tuesday, the department said in a warning bulletin circulated to the private sector last week.

The bulletin was first obtained and posted online by blogger and cybercrime expert Brian Krebs.

The attacks are called for in the name of Anonymous, the leaderless coalition of hacker whose trademark Guy Fawkes mask has become a global symbol for their anarchistic spirit.

Anonymous video [read credits!]