Bank Of America Under Cyberattack

A Muslim hacker group claims responsibility for crashing the Bank of America website on Tuesday. The bank website and mobile access both were inaccessible for several hours.

Bank of America online operations were disrupted Tuesday as the organization appeared to be under cyberattack. The site was unavailable or very slow both through the Web and via the bank's mobile apps.

A group identifying itself as "Cyber fighters of Izz ad-din Al qassam" claimed credit for the attack in a post on Pastebin. The post references the anti-Muslim movie that has been the subject of protests around the Muslim world for the last week, and threatens "American and Zionist Web bases."

The group goes on to threaten the New York Stock Exchange and says the attacks "...will continue till the Erasing of that nasty movie." According to the statement the attacks were to begin at 2 p.m. GMT.

"Online Banking is, and has been available throughout the day, although some customers may experience occasional slowness," a Bank of American spokesman told BYTE in an email. "We are working to ensure full availability. Customers may use other channels such as ATMs and banking centers to conduct their business, if necessary."

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