Ghost Squad Hackers announce #OpSilence against mainstream media for ignoring Palestine
Early Tuesday morning, a group of hacktivists from Ghost Squad Hackers claimed to have taken down the email servers of CNN and FOX News. It’s the first attack for #OpSilence, hacking group Anonymous’ impending month-long assault on the media for allegedly ignoring the crisis in Palestine.
— ~#GhostSquadHackers (@GhostSquadHack) May 31, 2016
The operation will be run similarly to #OpIcarus, a month-long series of attacks by Anonymous against banks, that took place in the month of May .” The nine-hacker group briefly took down the websites for the centrals banks of countries like Greece, Mexico and Bosnia under #OpIcarus. #OpSilence is an operation which targets mainstream media for their ignorance on the genocide that has been going on in Palestine, and what is truly happening in Syria and all over the world,” Sc0rp10n Gh0s7, leader of Ghost Squad Hackers said.
Ghost Squad Hackers are easily the most active faction of Anonymous of late, claiming responsibility for many of 2016’s biggest hacking incidents, including attacks on the KKK homepage and a handful of Brazilian government websites. Though one of its members claimed they were not associated with Anonymous.
Other targets for the upcoming Anonymous operation will be media outlets that “have the power to send a message but who are instead covering up the government’s mess,” Sc0rp10n Gh0s7 said.
We are awaiting response from Fox and CNN about their servers being DDoSed and will update the story.