In an unprecedented move, three pro-Russian hacker groups have allegedly formed a coalition to target European banks with what could be the largest cyber attack to date.
The groups involved, namely KillNet, Anonymous Sudan, and REvil, have publicly declared their intentions to destabilize the entire European banking system.
United Front Against European Banks
These groups, infamous for their disruptive cyber activities, uploaded a video that announced their threat against the European banking system.
According to KillNet’s leader, preparations for this colossal attack are already in progress, with the onset expected to happen soon.
Cyberknow, a platform specializing in threat-tracking, also issued a warning regarding the potential attacks. The report stated that hackers from the three groups have combined their forces for this campaign.
Initial speculations suggest that their first target may be the SWIFT payment system, an international network that facilitates financial transactions globally.
Behind The Threat: The Motivation
The ominous video featured all three groups, each elucidating their motivations behind the impending attack. KillNet stated, “This is not a DDoS attack, the games are over.
We call on all active groups to engage in destructive activity against the European banking system. No money, no weapons, no Kiev regime. This is the formula for the death of Nazism and it will work.”
The group followed up by stating that society is about to witness problems of an unprecedented scale.
Echoing KillNet’s sentiments, Anonymous Sudan claimed their assault would be the “most powerful in the recent history of the world,” suggesting severe consequences. “When we strike, it will be too late to make amends,” the group added.
Previous Attacks and Future Consequences
This news follows a recent report by CNN on June 15 regarding a global cyber attack on US government agencies. Whether this attack has any links with the Russia-based hacker groups remains unconfirmed.
The current situation leaves much room for speculation. Whether these declarations are merely empty threats, a prank, or indicative of a significant forthcoming attack remains uncertain.
However, should these hacker groups’ plans materialize, the European banking system could be facing a crisis reminiscent of scenarios played out in popular culture, such as the TV show ‘Mr Robot.’
In light of these threats, vigilance is of utmost importance. Financial institutions across Europe must take proactive measures to bolster their cybersecurity defenses.
Only time will reveal if these threats transform into a cyber siege or fade into oblivion as hollow warnings.