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Iran Possibly Behind ‘Operation Ababil’ Cyber Attacks Against Financial Institutions

Stuxnet's command and control. (Krebs On Security)

Cyber attackers who went after Chase and Bank of America with Directed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks on the banks’ websites may have been working for Iran.

A report from the Washington Post cites several officials who have made this claim, including Senator Joseph Lieberman, the chair of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee.

The Post reports that in an interview with C-SPAN, Sen. Lieberman disputed the idea the attackers were independent hacktivists outraged by a controversial anti-Muslim film: Read More

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Muslim Cyber Fighters Attack Chase Bank in ‘Operation Ababil’

Muslim cleric Izz ad-Din al-Qassam (Wikimedia)

The Cyber fighters of Izz ad-din Al qassam, a group of cyber-attackers who have targeted Bank of America and the New York Stock Exchange, allegedly struck J.P. Morgan Chase today. Fox Business reported on the site outage at Chase.com and consulted with Flashpoint Partners about the problems. Flashpoint told Fox that Chase’s problems were probably due to a “sustained denial of service attack.”

The religiously-motivated hackers, who claim they are responding to the anti-Muslim video, Innocence of Muslims, have published a new Pastebin page claiming credit for the Chase attack: Read More

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Muslim Cyberfighters Claim Responsibility for Bank of America and NYSE Hack in Retaliation for Movie

Bank of America, one of the victims of Operation Ababil (Screengrab)

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: Read More