Hackers Attack Website of Brazil's Itau; May Try Other Banks


Hackers from the Anonymous Movement group fought out a day-long attack against websites of Brazil's Banco Itau SA on Monday, shutting down service on several occasions, and threatened more action during the week.

"Attention sailors: target hit! The http://www.itau.com.br is sinking! TANGO DOWN!" the group proclaimed via Twitter and on Facebook, under the AnonBRNews feed.

In a statement, Itau said that its websites had been unavailable at certain points during the day, and that service was quickly restored. During the day, the hackers posted regular updates on Twitter and Facebook, as well as links to news reports about the attack, and mocked Itau IT staff.