Anonymous is interested in targeting industrial control systems, according to a recent bulletin by Homeland Securityâ€™s National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center.
But the authors say the hacktivists â€œhave not demonstrated a capability to inflict damage to these systems, instead choosing to harass and embarrass their targets using rudimentary attack methods.â€ They do believe, though, that Anonymous has â€œthe ability to impact aspects of critical infrastructure that run on common, Internet accessible systems (such as web-based applications and windows systems) by employing tactics such as denial of service.â€
Surprisingly – or not – this latest issue of the NCCIC’s bulletin coincides with Anonymous’ announcement of a new protest campaign â€“ Operation USA â€“ scheduled for launch Oct. 22, the â€œDay of Justiceâ€. It is interesting to note that the press release doesn’t mention any cyber attack, hacking operation or Web site defacement, but promotes â€œmarches and demonstrations to be held nationwideâ€ instead.
In the light of recent frictions within the group, will the factions operating under the same moniker support each other and continue the cyber attacks too?
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