Recycled Fuel? OpPetrol Campaign Rerun This June

Hacktivist collective Anonymous announced a cyber campaign called #OpPetrol, planned to be executed on June 20th, 2014. This is a re-run of a similar campaign with an identical name which was launched at the same exact date last year, aimed at the international oil and gas industry at various geographies. The most prominent group seems to be AnonGhost that recently defaced hundreds of websites and leaked a large amount of credit cards details.

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The campaign is likely to include a mix of DDoS, defacement and data dumps. The countries that are targeted are:

  • US
  • Canada
  • England
  • Israel
  • China
  • Italy
  • France
  • Russia
  • Germany

In addition, specific Oil and Gas companies in various locations, from the Gulf to Norway are on the target list. Last year’s campaign did not cause any substantial damage and we assume this re-run will achieve similar results.