Country's Largest State-Run Bank, Hacked By Anonymous Brasil
SAO PAULO (AP) — A group of Internet hackers said Wednesday it took down the website of the Banco do Brasil, Brazil's largest state-run bank. It's the third such attack against financial institutions in a week.
"Attention sailors: Target hit! ... BancodoBrasil is sinking. TANGO DOWN," said a Twitter post from the group that calls itself "Anonymous Brasil."
It threatened further attacks on other banks.
Banco do Brasil said in a statement that its website was not taken down but was "slowed down" by a flood of traffic." The Associated Press was unable to access the site in repeated attempts.