Tuesday, 9 October 2012

Capital One Latest Victim in Ongoing Cyber Attack

Capital One Latest Victim in Ongoing Cyber Attack

Capital One (COF) confirmed that it is experiencing a denial of service attack on its website, a day after a hacker group claiming to be associated with a terrorist group issued a threat in retaliation for an anti-Islam film released last month.
“I can confirm that Capital One is experiencing online systems issues due to a denial of service attack,” a Capitol One spokesperson told FOX Business.
She said all other systems are fine and the bank is working to restore online service as soon as possible.
“At this point, we have no reason to believe that customer and account information is at risk,” she said. “As always, protecting customer information is a top priority.”
The “Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Cyber Fighters” in a blogpost late Monday said it would target Capital One on Tuesday, SunTrust (STI) on Wednesday and Regions Financial (RF) on Thursday.
It has also threatened to pursue more cyber attacks next week and has long said it will not stop until the video is removed from the Internet.
Similar attacks by this group have sometimes caused websites to slow or even become inaccessible for some users. As of 2:30 p.m. ET was not loading for some users in the New York area.
The same group claiming responsibility for the DDoS attack on McLean, Va.-based Capital One has also claimed fault for the ones carried out against Bank of America (BAC), Citigroup (C) and the New York Stock exchange last month.
The customer websites of Wells Fargo (WFC), PNC Bank (PNC) and US Bancorp (USB) also faced slowdowns at the end of September that appeared to be related to cyber attacks from the same group.
FlashPoint Partners, a security company that specializes in cyber attacks, said the fresh round of attacks would “likely be limited to large scale DDoS attacks.”
Izz ad-Din al-Qassam began issuing the attacks last month in response to what it called "an insulting film," a reference to the ‘Innocence of Muslims’ trailer that ridiculed the Prophet Mohammad.
The group appears to be connected with an armed wing of Hamas, according to a report issued last month by Flashpoint. Earlier posts from the Izz ad-Din al-Qassam claimed the attacks would expand to eventually include “other evil countries like Israel, France and the United Kingdom.”
Security professionals investigating the recent cyber attacks against the U.S. financial sector said last week that they discovered the tools at the heart of the attacks are more complex than previously thought and that a variant of the malware has been found in labs in Saudi Arabia.  
It’s not clear whether this means the malware used against U.S. banks came from Saudi Arabia or just ended up there coincidentally.

A New Statement of "Mrt. Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Cyber ​​Fighters"

The fourth week, Operation Ababil A number of cyber-attacks toward the American banks planned and executed during the past weeks. Those attacks were a response to an insulting film against the great prophet of Islam which was made ​​and broadcast on the Internet according to Zionists will and Americans management. All Muslims and free-minded people around the world protested this absurd action but their complaints were not addressed. If these protests were done by your fans any film was immediately removed from internet. For instance, at the same time with the Queen of England family's complaint against an insulting photo published in the French magazines the photo was removed immediately. But you did not care about the demands of Muslims and called the fighter groups' activities terrorist attacks.   You are insulting the prophet of Islam, what do you expect from Muslims? Do they have the right to confront or retaliate? Do you have a respectable thing that can be insulted in retaliation?     All the Prophets of God are his servants and respected by Muslims.

All Prophets are the same. Abraham, Jesus, and Moses all are monotheist and God's prophets. So, in response to these insults, what things of you should be attacked?   
But yes! Although you are nothing and worthless, you have something which is much respected for you. You hold it very dear and without it, life has no meaning for you: Capital, material and money. 
Money is all your respect. Money is all your holiness. Money is all of your value. Money is all of your glory. Money is all your humanity. Money is all of your life. Money is all of your honor. Money is all your existence. Money is everything for you.    
For this reason, attack to your financial Centers will be continued. Therefore the timetable for October's second week attack program is announced as comes: Tuesday 09.10.2012: attack to Capital One Financial Corp site, Wednesday 10.10.2012: attack to SunTrust Banks, Inc., Thursday 10/11/2012: attack to Regions Financial Corp site, Weekends: planning for the next week's attacks. It is necessary to mention that the Izz ad-Din al-Qassam group has no relation with recent Trojan-based attacks which aims the people's electronic money transfers. Our activities are only against the insulting movie mentioned above.     We shall attack for 8 hours daily, starting at 2 PM GMT, every day. Do you want attacks to be stopped? Stop the insults and eliminate their traces! "Mrt. Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Cyber ​​Fighters"

 A few moments ago and as previously announced range Qassam went out o service Capital One Financial Corporation (one of the largest financial institutions in America).
And have declared this group that does not use this bank customers electronic services until the last for some security reasons. Otherwise, the consequences of that are located on the customer's personal responsibility.
Was this attack on this site as a response to multiple insults made by the West to the Messenger of Allah (r)

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