Monday, January 7, 2013

Another wave of cyber jihad attacks on US banks

For the last week, hackers have — once again — attacked the online banking sites of several American banks. This appears to be the second stage of a campaign that began in September, when a hacker arselifter group calling itself Izz ad-din al-kassam Cyber Fighters took credit for a series of attacks on the Web sites of Bank of America, Citigroup, U.S. Bank, Wells Fargo and PNC that caused intermittent delays
The koranimals said it had attacked the banks in retaliation for an anti-pislam video that mocked the false prophet Mahound and pledged to continue its campaign until the video was removed from the Internet. They called the campaign Operation Ababil, a koranus reference to the swallows allah sent to attack an army of elephants dispatched by the King of Yemen to attack Mucka in 571 AD
News report here. Background report, including details of how attacks were done, here.