#OpIcarus Cyber Campaign – Round 5

Hacktivists recently launched the fifth phase of the #OpIcarus cyber campaign (also dubbed #OpSacred) against the financial sector around the world. This campaign was first launched in February 2016, and as in previous phases, the official target list contains mainly websites of central banks around the world. In addition, the initiators share links to download known DDoS tools, such as TorsHammer or XerXes.

opicarus3

The official event page states that this phase will take place between June 7 and 21, 2017 (to date, 71 Facebook users approved their participation). However, participants have already claimed responsibility for allegedly shutting down several websites of central banks around the world.

opicarus4

The second phase of #OpIcarus campaign, which took place during May 2016, was the most popular among hacktivists that carried out DDoS attacks (some even successful, according to news reports) targeting websites of financial institutions around the world. Additional phases launched afterward did not manage to gain the same level of popularity or achievements.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s