Anonymous: 10 Things We've Learned In 2013
February 28, 2013 11:06 AM The Anonymous hacker group continues to seek equal measures of revenge, justice and reform -- preferably through chaotic means -- for perceived wrongdoings.
U.S. Financial Sector Hit By DDoS Attackers
Of course, Anonymous isn't the only hacktivist collective with designs on U.S. banks. Notably, the Al Qassam Cyber Fighters this week issued an ultimatum, promising to restart their attacks against U.S. financial institutions unless all online copies of a film that mocks the founder of Islam get excised from the Internet.
"We, the Cyber Fighters of Izz ad-Din al-Qassam, had previously warned multiple times that, if the insulting movies not be removed from the Internet we will resume the Operation Ababil. But, in spite of all of the warnings this suitable opportunity was not used and the insulting films to the great prophet of Islam(pbuh) weren't removed from YouTube," it said. "On this basis and to warn and to show our seriousness for this, an attack string was carried out against some U.S. banks on Monday February 25, 2013 such as Bank of America, PNC, CapitalOne, Zions bank, 5/3, Unionbank, Comerica, Citizenbank, Peoples, UFCU, Patelco, and others."
Unless its demands were met, the group promised to resume full-scale attacks on March 5, 2013.