Operation Ababil 2 continues with more attacks on US banks
Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Cyber Fighters have initiated week three of the second phase of Operation Ababil, the campaign whose main goal is to get the Innocence of Muslims movie removed from the Web. They highlight the fact that nothing has been done to remove the video that they call offensive.The hackers haven’t revealed the names of their targets for this week, but they say that the attacks will be as “widespread” as before.
“All conscious and impartial people know that it is very easy for American rulers to remove the video, but apparently they are looking for something else behind this insult!!!” the hackers told Softpedia in an email.
“By understanding the caused problems for ordinary customers, we frequently do apologize for the disruptions in their financial transactions. We suggest that U.S. government and the banks should seek a logical and easy solution instead of spending big to deal with these attacks,” they added.
“The attacks will continue until the insults remain. You want attacks to be stopped ? Banks to breathe freely? Christmas to enjoy? REMOVE THAT VIDEO FROM YOUTUBE!” they concluded.
According to Hilf-ol-Fozoul, this week’s first target appears to be the site of PNC, which experienced some disruptions on Tuesday.
On December 25, PNC representatives announced that they would be taking a break from Twitter until January 2, so there’s no statement on the latest attacks.
On past occasions, the financial institution’s representatives utilized this communications channel to reassure their customers that their accounts were safe.
Last week, experts revealed the fact that, in some cases, the distributed denial-of-service (DDOS) attacks launched by Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Cyber Fighters were leveraged by cybercrimnals as a cover-up to commit fraud.