A member of a pro-Islamic State (IS) Deep Web forum shared a program, dubbed the “Caliphate Cannon,” for launching distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) cyber attacks and claimed successfully testing it on an Egyptian government website.
The pro-Islamic State (IS) hackers known as the United Cyber Caliphate (UCC) made threats of violence in a “Message to America,” and later claimed DDoS attacks on government websites of South Africa and Iraq.
Members of a pro-Islamic State (IS) Deep Web forum discussed the prospect of launching distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks on “sensitive cyber points” in the West, including electronic banking sites, PayPal, Twitter, and Facebook.
A pro-Islamic State (IS) hacker on Twitter distributed a resource for building botnets, or large networks of controllable computers, with the intent of performing DDoS attacks.
The Anonymous hacking collective released a video threatening cyber attacks on Turkey’s Internet, banks, and government as a part of their “#OpISIS” and “#OpTurkey” Twitter campaigns.
Since the announcement of “#OpNimr,” the Anonymous hacking collective has continued to perform numerous cyber attacks on Saudi Arabian websites, including those of the the Saudi Arabian Market Information Resource (SAMIRAD), the national Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT), the Ministry for Economy and Planning (MEP), and the General Administration of Education in Tabuk (Tabukedu).
The GatorLeague hacking group has released a statement announcing their return to cyber activity, beginning with targeted attacks on the US state of Utah and the Turkish government.
The LizardSquad hacking group took down the website for the UK National Crime Agency (NCA) with a DDoS attack.
An alleged hacking group with the alias “LulzSaints” published a video in which the group demanded the release of information related to the death of Phillip White, and followed up with attacks on law enforcement websites and leaks pertaining to personal information of the police officers involved in the incident.
An alleged hacking group calling itself “AntiPoliceCrew” issued a statement threatening police departments around the world and called on hackers to attack them, writing: “PoliceBrutality must been acted upon in ALL manners, you have the tools and skills, UNLOCK YOUR POTENTIAL and FIGHT!”
In reaction to police brutality, especially against protesters around the globe, the Anonymous hacking collective claimed to have disrupted 23 websites via Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) and defacement attacks while leaking the databases of several police affiliated websites from Brazilian, French, Belgian and Italian domains.