Week 5 of Operation Ababil 2: Wells Fargo Site Suffers Downtime

Another round of attacks launched by Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Cyber Fighters

The website of Wells Fargo has once again fallen victim to the distributed denial-of-service (DDOS) attacks launched by Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Cyber Fighters as part of the fifth week of Operation Ababil 2.

A screenshot captured by Hilf-ol-Fozoul shows that users who tried to access the site on Wednesday were met with the following message: “Some areas of our website are temporarily unavailable, but you can still bank online.”

However, some customers complained that they couldn't bank online.

Currently, the site appears to be up and running, but the attacks against US financial institutions will likely continue in the weeks to come.

In the latest statement they released, the Cyber Fighters threatened to keep attacking banks for more than 160 days if the Innocence of Muslims movie was not removed from the Web.

Earlier this week, experts from Incapsula analyzed a website that was being used to launch these attacks. They’ve found that the attackers are compromising servers and using them as bots in their DDOS botnet.

Another noteworthy thing is that the DDOS botnet appears to be “for hire.”

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