Wednesday, 19 December 2012

Wells Fargo (WFC) saw its website inundated Tuesday hours after a group of hacktivists vowed to continue a series of assaults on some of the nation's biggest banks.

Wells Fargo (WFC) saw its website inundated Tuesday hours after a group of hacktivists vowed to continue a series of assaults on some of the nation's biggest banks.
The nation's fourth-biggest bank by assets said some customers had trouble retrieving their accounts online.
Wells Fargo spokeswoman Sara Hawkins said in an email the bank is "seeing an unusually high volume of traffic, which is creating slow or intermittent access to our website for some online customers."
The "vast majority" of customers are not impacted, she added.
"We are aware that some folks are having access issues w/ the site," the company tweeted on Tuesday evening.
Some people took to the bank's Facebook page Wednesday morning to say they were unable to get online.
As of Wednesday morning,, which records website outages, had logged 494 reports of people claiming to be unable to log in to their accounts at Wells Fargo within the preceding 24 hours compared with 509 reports in the past seven days.
Wells Fargo's website "was made completely out of reach," read a messageposted Tuesday on Hilf-Ol-Fozoul, a website that has tracked activity by the Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Cyber Fighters Group, which threatened on Dec. 10 to sustain so-called denial of service attacks against JPMorgan Chase (JPM), Bank of America (BAC), U.S. Bank (USB), PNC (PNC) and SunTrust (STI).
Wells Fargo was not among banks cited by the group, which pointed toslowdowns that hit websites at U.S. Bank and PNC on Thursday as evidence of its ability to strike anew.

By releasing al-Qassam declaration, the 2th phase of operation Ababil enters the 2th week

Just a few hours ago, Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Cyber Fighters Group issued its new declaration and the second phase of Operation Ababil entered its second week officially.
There are no names of the victim banks in this declaration, however at the first of that the Group have sympathized with the victims of the shooting event in Sandy Hook elementary school.
Furthermore, last week Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Cyber Fighters Group started the second phase of Operation Ababil and subsequently attacked to 5 major banks of U.S. .

See full text of the declaration here:

Phase 2/w2 Operation Ababil

Originally, we sympathize deeply with families of the schoolchildren victimized by the horrible happening of Sandy Hook Elementary school. It’s very clear that a system which its rulers and capitalists are the owners of weaponry big companies never care about occurrence of these events.
The past week’s attacks, showed our ability in doing wideness attacks so efficiently and of course this is not all of the Izz ad-Din al-Qassam’s ability. The attacks will be persistent till eliminating injustice and stopping the insults to the prophet of mercy and removing the offensive film, and we are sure that we will reach to our goals. 
The attacks of this week will be as wide as previous week. The 5 major US banks will be attacked and we subsequently suggest that from now on they prepare their context of sorrowfulness to the customers of banks because of inaccessibility. 

Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Cyber Fighters Group

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