A United States bank had its website targeted by hackers Tuesday in revenge for the obscure amateur video that mocked Islam's Prophet Mohammed. Visitors to the U.S.-based Bank of America website were temporarily unable to perform transactions as a result of the attack.
The hackers, who called themselves “Cyber fighters of Izz ad-din Al qassam” appeared not to be U.S.-born, or at least, seemed to post in English as a second – or third – language. They added in the jihadist statement posted on the Pastebin.com website that the attack was the “first step” in a larger plan to target property owned by “American Zionist capitalists.”
The cyber terror group also threatened to continue attacks until the “erasing of that nasty movie” – presumably the obscure amateur video clip mocking the life of Islam's Prophet Mohammed – that ignited worldwide violence. Rioters in Muslim-populated countries attacked U.S. embassies and consulates, as well as diplomatic missions from the UK and Germany. The film was used as the excuse to savagely carry out the murders of an American ambassador to Libya, three other American diplomats and two U.S. Marines, as well as 28 others.
The group blamed production of the film, "Innocence of Muslims," on the "United States of America with the held of Zionist Regime."
The post, made sometime Tuesday, read as follows:
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.