Threats surfaced this week from supposed members of hacktivist group Anonymous about plans destroy Facebook on November 5. The claims sparked a variety of commentary about the validity of the individuals’ legitimacy, true affiliations, and capability to carry out such an attack.
While we can’t clear up any of those uncertainties, the reporting does present an opportunity to look forward over the rest of the year in an effort to identify predicted or speculative events that might indicate threat of cyber attacks. We’ve compiled future events for a group of entities related to hacker organizations for viewing on a timeline below to identify potential dates of interest:
While these points in time don’t necessitate a disturbance, it’s worth keeping them in sight for risk analysis purposes. This seems especially true given that Anonymous has not been shy about announcing ahead of time their intentions to attack government web properties. This is evidenced by several cases this year in which statements were made prior to targeting sites belonging to Iran, UK, and New Zealand.
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