Bank Attackers Promise To Resume DDoS Takedowns
Silent for six weeks, the Cyber fighters of Izz ad-din Al qassam hacktivist group have promised to resume targeting banks, in protest of a movie that mocks the founder of Islam.
The hacktivist group calling itself the Cyber fighters of Izz ad-din Al qassam this week broke six weeks of silence to announce the second phase of its Operation Ababil distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks against banks.
"The goals under attacks of this week are including: U.S. Bancorp, JPMorgan Chase&co, Bank of America, PNC Financial Fervices (sic) Group, SunTrust Banks, Inc.," said a post uploaded Monday to the group's Pastebin account.
In the previous attacks, which stretched for more than a month, the attackers disrupted the websites of some of Wall Street's biggest financial institutions, including Bank of America, BB&T, JPMorgan Chase, Capital One, HSBC, New York Stock Exchange, Regions Financial, SunTrust, U.S. Bank and Wells Fargo. Despite the attackers previewing the sites to be attacked, as well as the days and times, the bank websites seemed unable to handle the sheer scale of the attacks.
The attackers have promised more of the same, and then some. "In new phase, the wideness and the number of attacks will increase explicitly; and offenders and subsequently their governmental supporters will not be able to imagine and forecast the widespread and greatness of these attacks," the group claimed in its post.
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