HACKTIVISTS wearing the Anonymous mask have threatened to disrupt the upcoming World Cup with denial of service attacks on its sponsors.
Various hacker groups and Twitter accounts have repeated the same messages, and these include images, a video and a list of targets.
There are many targets and they include outfits like sugar water seller Coca Cola, Sony, McDonalds, Visa and Budweiser.
Anonymous Brazil first called out the World Cup competition six months ago, it said that the real Brazil and its inequalities needed to be shown.
"The World Cup that government does not show to you. In 2014 the world will live the 'Brazilian dream'. It's the country of the World Cup, &'blessed for God and beautiful for nature. That it's a beauty!' But, what beauty? The World of Cup have implicit characters, but this the Government Brazilian choose to hide," it said. "When you arrive in Brazil, you tourists, will be surprised by assaults with guns."
Reuters news agency has spoken to one apparent Anonymous member who is close to the plans, and said that the group has already started experimenting with attacks and will be ready to rock when the competition kicks off.
"We have already conducted late-night tests to see which of the sites are more vulnerable," said "Che Commodore". "We have a plan of attack. This time we are targeting the sponsors of the World Cup."
Che Commodore is on Twitter and links the account to Anonymous Brazil. The account has retweeted a number of reports on the plans, and those including his comments. µ