Yesterday, on September 18, the public-facing website of Bank of America (bankofamerica.com) experienced some temporary outages because of a cyberattack launched by a group of Muslim hackers. Another target of this collective appears to be the New York Stock Exchange.The security systems implemented by Bank of America prevented the attackers from causing serious damage, but many customers reported having difficulties in accessing the website.
It’s uncertain at this point if the site of the New York Stock Exchange (nyse.com) experienced similar problems, but it’s clear that the organization is on the hacktivists’ target list.
The main reason behind the operation initiated by a group called Izz ad-din Al qassam seems to be the controversial Innocence of Muslims movie.
“When Arab nations rose against their corrupt regimes (those who support Zionist regime) at the other hand when, Crucify infidels are terrified and they are no more supporting human rights. United States of America with the help of Zionist Regime made a Sacrilegious movie insulting all the religions not only Islam,” the hackers stated.
They continued, “All the Muslims worldwide must unify and Stand against the action, Muslims must do whatever is necessary to stop spreading this movie. We will attack them for this insult with all we have.
“All the Muslim youths who are active in the Cyber world will attack to American and Zionist Web bases as much as needed such that they say that they are sorry about that insult.”
They claim that the attacks on Bank of America and the New York Stock Exchange are only the first step in the campaign against the “American-Zionist capitalists.” According to the statement published on Pastebin, the operation will be carried on until the movie is completely removed.
“Down with modern infidels. Allah is the Greatest. Allah is the Greatest,” the members of Izz ad-din Al qassam concluded.