The controversial hacker known as The jester (th3j35t3r) has come forward with another interesting theory. He claims that Anonymous hackers actually provided Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Cyber Fighters – the ones who have been launching attacks against US banks – the necessary means to disrupt the financial institutions’ websites.
He reveals that the owner of a pay-per-minute distributed denial-of-service (DDOS) system called Multiboot.me – used on numerous occasions by Anonymous against sites from the United States and other countries - admitted to have helped Izz ad-Din al-Qassam hacktivists in taking down the sites of Bank of America, Chase, and Wells Fargo.
“I came across www.multiboot.me which was demonstrated in irc.anonops.com #DDOS, around September 21st, 2012, as being mainly an attack tool used for arbitrary attacks by no other than [at least one of] the site’s admin[s],” The Jester explained in a blog post.
The service’s admin told him that a DDOS attack lasting 5 hours would cost $15 (12 EUR), and one lasting for 1337 hours was priced at $300 (240 EUR).
In a private conversation (see first screenshot) he had with the site’s owner – who “frequented” the AnonOps IRC channel -, The Jester learned that Multiboot.me also provided its services to the Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Cyber Fighters.
“Now I am sure Anons will claim – ‘Anyone can be Anon etc etc blah blah’ But that right there is pretty much saying they had a hand in the recent hits against US bank, and that they are willing to do it again. ANONYMOUS are open to the highest bidder and this is what they are selling,” The Jester explained.
Currently, the website no longer accepts new registrations, but the hacker managed to take a couple of pictures of a user dashboard (second screenshot).
In a Pastebin post published a couple of days ago (removed since), Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Cyber Fighters revealed their plans to continue to launch attacks against US financial institutions, namely US Bank and the PNC Financial Services Group.