DDoS Attacked on Citizens Bank of Pennsylvania

Citizens Bank of Pennsylvania is the latest bank to have experienced a Distributed Denial-of-Service (DDoS) citizen bank-PAattacks on yesterday August 8, 2013. The bank website was temporarily inaccessible to the public as they mitigated these attacks.

Unfortunately, these attacks against US Banks and other banks around the globe have been going on for a substantial amount of time as documented by Bank Information Security Group. The hacktivists group behind these attacks as reported is Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Cyber Fighters whose stated motives can be attributed to a movie trailer on YouTube that it deems offensive to Muslims.

One thought on “DDoS Attacked on Citizens Bank of Pennsylvania

  1. Karly - Server Space January 13, 2014 at 3:48 am Reply

    Thanks for sharing! This is a perfect example of how something as simple as Youtube video can have such a dramatic effect on a group of people and lead them to form a series of DDoS attacks. Back in March the group hit 6 banks in one day, and even after the Youtube video had been removed they said how the US must still pay due to the insult, and further attacks continued.

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