Anonymous et al. actually started their "hacking spree" on May 4...but no one really noticed. Probably because most of the websites were foreign hosted sites (you know, outside the target "USA"), or sites most people have never even heard of. Somewhere the SEO marketing gurus of jrzydevilmarketing.info and clearseo.net are quietly cursing, but if a tree falls on a SEO marketer's website, but no one ever visits it, does it still make a sound?
The attackers stepped up their game on May 5 and hacked even more websites. And by more, I mean more websites most people have never heard of in the USA.
Protip: Hacking Chinese, French, and Italian websites in the name of #OpUSA does not make a bit of difference to 99.999% of people in the USA.
May 6 - They HACKED BANK OF AMERICA. OMG!!!! No...wait...they hacked Blood Bank of America. Really guys? You hacked a blood bank? This speaks of fail on so many levels its not funny. That's like using your bat to call out a home run, then hitting a ground rule double. Sure, it just went out of the park, but it's nowhere near as effective.
Early hours of May 7 - A short list of websites was published (because these guys are clearly riding a "short bus"), and finally a target barely worth noting - the Honolulu Police Department alert system which isn't even used anymore.
“HPD Alerts was a pilot program (used) to provide breaking information to the public,” Yu said. “It was recently discontinued due to technical problems not associated with the cyberattack.”
So let's see - Anonymous and company planned to take down Whitehouse.gov, FBI, and Bank of America.
In fact, they even made this statement:
Anonymous will make sure that this May 7th will be a day to remember. On that day Anonymous will start phase one of operation USA. America you have committed multiple war crimes in Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and recently you have committed war crimes in your own country
So...you've got less than 24 hours for "OpUSA" to be a "day to remember". So far it's been an epic failure which will be forgotten by Friday.