Threat Advisories and Attack ReportsOpIcarus2017 6/8/2017
OpIcarus is a multiphase operation originally launched by Anonymous on February 8, 2016 and is now entering its fifth phase on June 11, 2017. Download a Copy Now
OpIcarus is a multiphase operation originally launched by Anonymous on February 8, 2016 and is now entering its fifth phase on June 11, 2017. Its goal is to take down the websites and services associated with the global financial system. These attackers accuse the system with ‘corruption’ and want to raise public awareness; not financially motivated like cyber-criminals are. Their objective is to target these financial institutions with persistent denial-of-service (DoS) attacks and data dumps. Among the targets of previous attacks are the New York Stock Exchange, Bank of England, Bank of France, Bank of Greece, Bank of Jordan and the Bank of South Korea, among others. ￼
Figure 1: Operation image of OpSacred
OpSacred – OpIcarus Phase 5
OpIcarus has become highly organized since it first launched and has evolved into its 5th campaign, named OpSacred. Announced on Facebooki on May 12, 2017, hackers posted the documentation, tools and associated Facebook accounts. In the manifesto, OpIcarus makes ten statements:
Governments need to cease and desist all warsGovernments need to return governance of the masses to the masses.Debt wage slavery is evil.Greed and materialism is evilThat when a government no longer serves the needs of it's people that it is the duty of its citizens to resist this tyranny.That pollution of our planet for the purposes of greed and resource extraction must stop. We only have one planet and it is sacred.That capitalist lobbying of government is corruption.That all humanity should enjoy equality.That borders and nations are a manmade construct and are disingenuous as we are one.That all decisions should be made based on an unconditional love for humanity.
According to a Facebook post ii, OpIcarus2017 will start on June 11th and run till June 21st. The post included a target list for the operation that includes most of the organizations targeted during previous phases. ￼