(The Hosting News) – Wall Street has been feeling the heat of protestors lately, and if hackers get their way, Wall Street could also face the wrath of website downtime.
Recently, hacking group Anonymous vowed to bring down the official website of the New York Stock Exchange.
Threats by the group were recently made through YouTube videos.
According to a report by ABC News, Anonymous specifically stated, “Many people refuse to accept that Operation Invade Wall Street is a reality. … I am here to clarify that factions of Anonymous are going with the operation. Other factions are opposing it.”
Recently, Wall Street has seen massive protests in reaction to what some people see as unfair practices by corporations at a time when the global economy faces economic uncertainty.
Anonymous is one of the world’s most recognizable hacking groups. In the past, Anonymous has targeted PayPal and government sites belonging to Turkey, Brazil, and more.
Basing its breaches off political motivations, the group often takes part in a movement often referred to in the hacker community as “antisec.”
Meanwhile, threats from hackers aren’t the only thing that the New York Stock Exchange has had to deal with lately. Just yesterday, the company faced a small fire at its Mahwa, New Jersey data center. The matter resulted in delayed communications for over 50 users on the NYSE’s network.