Motive: Cyber-war against US
In a concerning development, a group of Russian hackers has issued a warning about an imminent large-scale cyber attack on the Western financial system, specifically targeting SWIFT (Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication) and the US Federal Reserve System. The hackers, known as KillNet, Revil, and Anonymous Sudan, have joined forces for this ambitious campaign.
The primary objective of this coordinated attack is to cripple SWIFT, which serves as the backbone of international financial transactions. The hackers have expressed their intention to disrupt the financial system, echoing their motto of “no money – no weapons – no Kiev regime.” European and US banks, along with SWIFT and the US Federal Reserve System, are among the key targets of this potentially devastating cyber assault.
Revil, renowned for their cyber activities, has previously gained notoriety for breaching Apple’s confidential product plans, hacking Texan government entities, and targeting JBS, the world’s largest meat supplier. Now, they will be collaborating with KillNet, who made headlines in August last year with their cyber exploits.
Given the seriousness of the threat, financial institutions and relevant authorities are urged to heighten their cybersecurity measures and remain vigilant. Swift action and enhanced defensive strategies are crucial to mitigating the potential impact of this looming cyber attack.
As the countdown begins, experts and security agencies are working tirelessly to monitor and thwart any malicious activities that may compromise the integrity and stability of the global financial system. Updates and further details on the situation are expected to emerge as the investigation progresses.
Take away : Keep an eye on SWIFT and other western banks system
References: Internet, Darknet, Telegram