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Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Cyber Fighters threaten American Banks again

Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Cyber Fighters threaten American Banks again

December 12, 2012Mohit Kumar
The Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Cyber Fighters published a new message on their Pastebin profile , warning of a new round of cyber attacks against U.S. financial institutions, beginning this week. In September and October , al-Qassam launched widespread distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks against numerous banking websites . A Bank of America spokesperson told that the bank is " aware of the reports of possible cyber attacks and [is] monitoring [its] systems, which are fully operational .". Hacker said in new warning note ," After stopping one month attack of Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Group to American banks, today, this group has announced a new cycle of attacks, via an Email which has been sent to us, and has acclaimed that its aim is to compensate guilty offends to holy Prophet of Islam, Mohammad(PBUH). Also, in internet conversations earlier, this group had been stated that these attacks won’t stopped and even in new announcements, it’s been marked that there will b
Capital One Financial Corp latest victim of Cyber Attack

Capital One Financial Corp latest victim of Cyber Attack

October 09, 2012Mohit Kumar
Capital One Financial Corp. said it’s the latest target in a new round of coordinated cyber attacks aimed at disrupting the websites of major U.S. banks, and SunTrust Banks Inc. and Regions Financial Corp. said they expect to be next. The so-called “Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Cyber Fighters” posted a specific timetable for its attack program on PasteBin.com, a website commonly used by hackers to brag about exploits. Izz ad-Din al-Qassam also threatened to pursue more cyber attacks next week and has long said it will not stop until the video is removed from the Internet. American banks will reportedly face a massive cyberattack in coming weeks. A Russian-speaking hacker is organizing a massive trojan attack based around fraudulent wire transfers--and American banks appear to be at the center of the raid. In the past, such attacks have sometimes caused websites to slow to a crawl or become inaccessible for some users; however, the impact cannot be gauged in advance. The same gr
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