Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Cyber Fighters

In 2013 Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Cyber Fighters intensifyed its campaign of unusually powerful attacks on American financial institutions that began in September 2012 and have taken dozens of them offline intermittently, costing millions of dollars. JPMorgan Chase was taken offline by a similar attack, and a separate, aggressive attack incapacitated 32,000 computers at South Korea’s banks and television networks. The cyber fighters seem to be working out of North Korea and China. Hackers believed by American intelligence officials to be Iranians hit the world’s largest oil producer, Saudi Aramco, in 2012, did not just erase data on 30,000 Aramco computers but replaced the data with an image of a burning American flag. In the assault on South Korea in March 2013, some affected computers displayed an ominous image of skulls.

Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Cyber Fighters is an active group formed c. 2012.
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