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‘Anonymous’ plans open source hack attack on government, banks

Posted at 11:09 PM, May 06, 2013
and last updated 2013-05-06 23:09:39-04

It’s a troubling partnership.

The ultimate international hacker group “Anonymous” teaming up with Middle Eastern and North African criminal hackers – all of them intent on launching a massive, and imminent cyber-attack against the United States.

The attack is scheduled for Tuesday against a slew of government agencies and dozens of American banks and financial institutions.

From the Department of Defense, National Security Administration, and the White House, to Bank of America, Chase and Capital One.

The Department of Homeland Security is not panicking – but found it important enough to issue this official bulletin, which reads in part, “The attacks likely will result in limited disruptions and mostly consist of nuisance-level attacks against publicly accessible webpages and possibly data exploitation.”

Kelly Bissell, an Atlanta based cyber-security expert with Deloitte – tells us via Skype your money could be at risk.

“Sometimes what they’ll do is create a distraction – this denial of service attack – while they’re trying to get in to the other banking systems. So it could be their other information could be at risk. It could be account numbers, or other information about those accounts”, Bissell told Pix11.