The universe notorious group of cyber genius geeks, Anonymous, recently announced that they were going to shut down the internet completely for a day to protest again those who are looking forward to censor the internet in different parts of the world. Anonymous stated recently that they would shut down the complete internet for the users where it really costs to the governments, and the reason behind this kind of major act is the SOPA. They are simply trying to shake the government internet for couple of hours on Saturday, March 31. The group of groups had recently hacked and leaked the couple of important information on the internet regarding the many evil monsters that wish to harm users, or tries to capture their moves.
Anonymous issued a statement recently that they are going to distribute a kernel panic on major DNS servers to shut down the internet world-wide on Saturday, March 31:
“To protest SOPA, Wallstreet, our irresponsible leaders and the beloved bankers who are starving the world for their own selfish needs out of sheer sadistic fun, on March 31, anonymous will shut the Internet down,”
A month ago, the group has stated the above statement regarding their upcoming attack over the availability of internet world-wide, and on tremendous hype from followers regarding the more information on their attack, they stated they were only going to put a stop on the internet temporarily to hurt the different governments that are planning to put censorship on the internet and uses the internet openly for their own business and works. Anonymous have already named the attack as “Operation Global Blackout 2012.”
In the global blackout operation, they are planning to shut down the internet for the entire world by disabling the internet’s core DNS servers, which make millions of websites inaccessible for a period of time on Saturday, March 31. However, on the Anonymous claim of shutting down the internet on Saturday, security expert says it is unlikely that they would initiate such a kind of attack to disable the whole internet roots.
Whether or not Anonymous will actually be able to accomplish this, it might be a good idea to reinforce network security measures at this time. Although they only claim to launch an attack that will disable the Internet, it is not a bad idea to ensure that tight cyber security measures are put in place, especially by governmental organizations (as they are the ones being targeted mainly). Seeking the help of trusted cyber security services for government would be a prudent step in this direction.
Moreover, the Rober Graham of Errata Security said:
“The Anonymous hackers can certain cause local pockets of disruption, but these disruptions are going to be localized to networks where their attack machines are located, or where their â€˜reflectors’ are located”
“It’s unlikely they could take all of them down, at least for any period of time. On the day of their planned Global Blackout, it’s doubtful many people would notice.”
And after lots of claim, he finally backs on track:
“Just because I say Anonymous can’t do it doesn’t it mean it can’t be done,”