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Anonymous Takes 9 Central Banks Offline — Unleashes Massive Assault on ‘Global Banking Cartel’

After a global call to arms, the Anonymous campaign against the global banking industry, OpIcarus seems to be gaining major momentum, as eight more financial institutions have been taken down after the initial attack on the Central Bank of Greece – followed by a similar DDoS attack on the Central Bank of Cyprus.

According to a video released in conjunction with OpIcarus, the attack on Bank of Greece marked the beginning of a “30-day campaign against central bank sites across the world.” This massive push, according to the video, aims to “strike at the heart of [the] empire by once again throw[ing] a wrench into the machine.”

In some of the most recent attacks over the weekend, hackers reportedly targeted the Central Bank of the Dominican Republic, the Dutch Central Bank, the Central Bank of Maldives, and Guernsey Financial Services Commission, according to the official @OpIcarus Twitter account.

The National Bank of Panama and the Central Bank of Kenya were also reportedly targeted a day later, according to hacking news publication HackRead.

What began as an Anonymous operation has now become a joint op between Anonymous and the GhostSquadHackers, with reported GSH member, s1ege tweeting about taking the Central Bank of Bosnia-Herzegovina offline and providing a screenshot to verify.

The twitter account @BannedOffline also reported the Central Bank of Mexico had succumbed to a DDoS attack by the hacking collective.

Anonymous has released a list of institutions the collective plans to target, which is divided into four sections; websites associated with the U.S. Federal Reserve, the International Monetary Fund (IMF), sites owned by the World Bank, and over 150 sites associated with national banks around the globe.

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Thus far, in less than a week, OpIcarus hackers have now hit ten of the financial institutions they’ve listed in an online manifesto, but questions remain as to whether these elite hackers will be able to bypass the intense security measures of the more prestigious institutions on their target list.

  • LawrenceNeal

    Are they saving the best for last? The Federal Reserve and the Bank of England. And what did they do, exactly? Cause their websites to crash, or disrupt their operations?

  • Thom Prentice

    Boy am I glad that they took down those banks in Kenya, Cyprus, Maldives and especially GREECE. That’ll show those fucking international bankers. btw, this Anonymous stuff starts to look more and more like an nsa/cia black dysinformation op more and more by the tame targets and the lame DOS interruptions. Just Sayin’ …

    • Some Dude

      Exactly. If they wanted to do any real damage they would try and target the servers that handle all the transactions for the Federal Reserve, the Swiss National Bank, and the Bank of England. Not just their websites that tell people what they are all about. That does nothing to hurt their actual bottom line.

      • patrick cowan

        Exactly,be both sides,controlled opposition.

    • Tyler Walker Rango

      Right. Their “attacks’ amount to nothing but interesting news headlines with no real world effect on anything otherwise. So what, the website goes down for a day or two.
      Obiviously if an elite hacker group wanted to they would actually hack sensitive servers and out all of the potentially shadowy and/or illegal activies and banking relationships internationally–but Anon isn’t a real hacking group of course.

      • The Kali Whrite Boi

        I pretty much asked/said this same thing, having the same thoughts after hearing so much pr0-Anon and being so myself. Yet, have the public benefited from any hacked revelations?

        I don’t think taking out the transactional servers would be a good idea, that’ll just trigger a financial collapse and ‘they’ say, “Thank you…”, nudge Mr. POUTS, “pppssst, ML.”

        We need a revelation, not a revolution. If this is Anon’s true intent, stop being so cryptic and come out with it already.

    • JasonCT

      You hit the nail on the head.

  • Anonymous9559

    And no banks in Murica? CIA hack for certain..

  • Scott Phelps

    The Rothschild family controls 98% of the worlds centeral.banks.

  • Mrs Baer

    Hey dummies, you forgot to take my mortgage off the bank servers, duhh

  • Nick Moore

    “Are they mad?”

    “Oooh, dey mad!”

  • Owen A Lucas

    I reckon they’re already done it. We’re just watching their digital tapestry unfold…

  • Lorenzo Porter

    this is a good start but they really need to take down the banks in the countries that help shelter the money of the rich. the banks they are targeting will only bring hardship to common ppl. just makes the poor poorer by pissing off the wealthy 1%.

  • The Kali Whrite Boi

    What’s the fiscal impact of these institutions getting taken down? Also, can’t ‘they’ use this as a trigger and set blame on the hackers?

  • Marco Maltese

    Switch to Bitcoin and banks will be fucked without blinking an eye.