The Quassam Group Stops the Cyber Attacks Against US Banks

Finally it looks like the DDoS attacks against US Banks, carried on by the Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Cyber Fighters in name of the infamous Operation Ababil, have been temporarily suspended. The decision is a consequence of the removal of the controversial video “The innocence of Muslim” from Youtube.

Actually only one copy has been removed (the one which collected more views) and a dozen of copies are still available to visitors. Nevertheless the hacktivists have appreciated this action and have consequently suspended the cyber attacks.

The sudden stop came in the moment of maximum peak: in the last two weeks the wave of DDoS has reached an unprecedented level, with 35 attacks against 25 banks. An apparently unstoppable storm that has dramatically shown the fragility of the system. Here the details of the banks impacted (of course you will find them in the forthcoming Cyber Attack Timeline.

Date

Target

Details

Jan 22

image1 The seventh week of Operation Ababil 2 begins with the following banks taken down:

Jan 23

image2 Other US banks are targeted:

Jan 24

 image3 Again, other DDoS attacks against US Banks. The wave is unprecedented and the list of the targets is very long, including:


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