Emerging Threat - Anonymous - Operation World Cup/Hacking Cup
Who: Anonymous - a politically motivated group of hacktivists (mostly Brazil based).
What: Cyber-attacks against sponsors of the World Cup, mostly DDoS based.
When: Circa June 12th 2014, the beginning of the World Cup in Brazil.
Why: The hacker group Anonymous is preparing cyber-attacks on corporate sponsors of the World Cup in Brazil to protest the spending of money on soccer games instead of public services.
THREAT TECHNICAL DETAILS:
“The [hack] attacks will be directed against official websites and those of companies sponsoring the cup…these attacks will most likely take the form of DDoS attacks.”
“We have a plan of attack…We have already conducted late-night...