Anonymous 'Operation Icarus' launches DDoS attack against Bank of Greece

Anonymous launched a DDoS attack against the Bank of Greece as part of a campaign against the global banking industry.
Anonymous launched a DDoS attack against the Bank of Greece as part of a campaign against the global banking industry.

Anonymous Tuesday launched a DDoS attack against the Bank of Greece marking the start of what the group said will be a 30-day campaign targeting central banks across the world.

"The attack lasted for a few minutes and was successfully tackled by the bank's security systems,” an unnamed official told Reuters. The official said only the bank's website was affected by the incident.

The attack was the second phase of "Operation Icarus," a campaign that began in January and targeted what the group called the “Global Banking Cartel,” according to a video Anonymous posted to YouTube on May 2.

"Olympus will fall," the group said in the video. “Today we have continuously taken down the website of the Bank of Greece.”

Anonymous had announced the next phase of the operation in a separate video posted to YouTube on March 31.

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