Bank of America customers have had a hard time accessing the bank’s website today–and a claim posted by a Muslim hacker group on Pastebin.com may have something to do with that. Reuters has reported that the “scope of the problem could not immediately be learned” but BoA customers across the country were having similar problems.
In a Pastebin post made sometime Tuesday, a group claiming to speak “In the name of Allah the companionate (sic) the merciful” wrote the following:
My soul is devoted to you Dear Prophet of Allah
Dear Muslim youths, Muslims Nations and are noblemen
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.
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.
We, Cyber fighters of Izz ad-din Al qassam will attack the Bank of America and New York Stock Exchange for the first step. These Targets are properties of American-Zionist Capitalists. This attack will be started today at 2 pm. GMT. This attack will continue till the Erasing of that nasty movie. Beware this attack can vary in type.
Down with modern infidels.
Allah is the Greatest. Allah is the Greatest.
The movie referred to in the message is likely the infamous Innocence of Muslims, a garish amateur propaganda piece that has been roiling Muslim communities around the world for more than a week now.
There aren’t any reports yet of similar problems with the New York Stock Exchange’s site or systems, but two out of four attempts to reach Bank of America’s website were unsuccessful as of 4 p.m. Eastern Time on Tuesday.