A group of hacktivists claiming to be part of the Anonymous collective have taken down the Greek Central Bank’s website.
The group has promised that this attack will be the first in a series against global central banks over the course of the next month.
The website for the Greece central bank was only taken down momentarily on Tuesday. Security personnel worked quickly and restored the website within minutes.
The attack was aimed directly at the website and the bank says no customer data was stolen and no transactions were affected by the websites momentary closure.
The Anonymous hackers took down the site with a distributed denial of service attack which sends a ton of fake traffic to a website, forcing it to close under the weight of the attack.
The attack on the Greek Central Bank was relatively easy to stop, but only part of the group’s plans
In a YouTube video, the hackers said they are targeting the global financial system, which they labeled a “banking cartel” and a “tyrannical institution.”
The campaign against global banking institutions is expected to last 30 days.
Operation Icarus is the name of the attack program against banks that Anonymous has used in its banking sector attacks for five years.