Recently, Anonymous issued a threat to the Irish government and as a result the government has tightened security in their cyberspace to face any possible cyber attacks from hackers. The announcement of the impending cyber attacks was posted on an Anonymous Facebook page. Known as ‘Anonymous Ireland,’ they have threatened to attack ‘Dail Eireann’ –the lower house and principal chamber of Irish legislature — and will be leaking respective data onto the interenet. Anonymous Ireland announced that the attack will take place on the 5th of May, 2015. In a video posted in October of last year, they have given a deadline to the Irish government (that being the 2nd of May, 2015) regarding possible ‘water charges within the country.’
Here is the video:
Message to the Irish government:
“Anonymous hackers from Ireland have vowed to target government of Ireland on the 5th of May, 2015, shutting down its systems and leaking confidential information online.”
Now, this can be termed as a clear cut threat to the Irish government. Anonymous, the notorious group of hacktivists, has posted on a Facebook page, “Anonymous Ireland, expect us,” and has revealed its plan to “take down” the encrypted systems on the 5th of May. The message also reveals that the hacker group will then obtain highly confidential and sensitive information and expose it to the public for free.
Anonymous’ threatening post claims that its target is the ‘Dail Eireann,’ and the group warns that, “All Dail’s information will be free to you.”
Meanwhile, the government has issued a statement: “We have the capability and potential to face the cyber attack from anonymous.”
Here is the new video from Anonymous Ireland, announcing the cyber attack on May 5th, 2015: