The online collective Anonymous is disputing a YouTube video posted over the weekend that promises distributed denial-of-service attacks on Monday against the New York Stock Exchange. In a tweet from the AnonOps Twitter account, considered one of the most trusted sources of information from the group, there are no plans to hack Wall Street properties. Because Anonymous is technically a leaderless organization, it is sometimes difficult to tell if information is accurate. The FBI declined comment on the matter, when reached by SCMagazineUS.com. Anonymous has been instrumental in recent weeks in facilitating the Occupy Wall Street ground protests, which have now spread beyond New York to a number of other cities.
The flaw affects OpenSSL versions 1.02, 1.1.1, and 3.0, all of which have been patched. OpenSSL is a core component of Unix and Linux-based systems, and is also bundled into software applications that run on Windows.
Owners of the globally popular and cheap MikroTik brand of home routers inadvertently were involved in an attempt to take down Russian search engine giant Yandex in September, when the MikroTik-based Mēris botnet was used in a record-breaking DDoS attack.