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    Re: Hackers, Possibly From Middle East, Block U.S. Banks' Websites

    Quote Originally Posted by helix2048 View Post
    I highly doubt it. Many countries have extreme control over the internet and filters in place to keep their citizens from accessing certain websites and content. The middle east is really strict. Their governments want to keep their citizens under control.

    On the other hand, it's really easy to use a proxy on your computer to make you look like your accessing the internet from another country. I'm not a hacker by any means, but I tried a proxy before and it's really interesting how you can't get to some websites when you appear to be coming from another country. We're just spoiled here in the US since we are allowed to go wherever we want and do whatever we want. The internet isn't the same for everyone.
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    A group of hackers calling themselves Izz ad-Din al-Qassam warned the financial industry that it was going to attack in retaliation for the controversial film "The Innocence of Muslims," which provoked outrage across the Muslim world earlier this month.
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    The Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades (Arabic: كتائب الشهيد عز الدين القسام‎; named after Izz ad-Din al-Qassam, often shortened to Al-Qassam Brigades) is the military wing of the Palestinian Islamist socio-political organisationHamas. Created in 1992, under the direction of Yahya Ayyash, the primary objective of the group was to build a coherent military organisation to support the goals of Hamas, which was at the time concerned with blocking theOslo Accords negotiations. From 1994 to 2000, the Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades carried out a number of terror attacks against both Israeli soldiers and civilians.
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    Re: Hackers, Possibly From Middle East, Block U.S. Banks' Websites

    It sounds like work of Anonymous, but seeing the post above...i guess not...but it would seem to be something they would do.
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    Re: Hackers, Possibly From Middle East, Block U.S. Banks' Websites

    My backwoods bank is not online, so hack away.

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    Re: Hackers, Possibly From Middle East, Block U.S. Banks' Websites

    Quote Originally Posted by tessaesque View Post
    Regarding Izz ad-Din al-Qassam:
    That may be true. However, this is an attack via the internet. It could be any group of hackers that are just using that reference to make a scare. Hackers are liars and do things just for the attention. For instance, "Anonymous" tried to claim they took down Go Daddy when it was proven there was an internal issue with Go Daddy's network.

    I just don't understand why they would choose to start hacking banks as their first hacking attempt. It's not a typical terrorist move.
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    Re: Hackers, Possibly From Middle East, Block U.S. Banks' Websites

    While it's certainly no guarantee, it's times like this that I'm glad I bank with small-ish regional banks and credit unions.
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    Re: Hackers, Possibly From Middle East, Block U.S. Banks' Websites

    I have accounts at local, regional, and national banks and a federal credit union so I can bank anywhere I go (In theory. In reality, I just don't want to lose everything if 1 bank fails and I am too lazy to close some of my accounts). I typically use a local bank for the free checking.

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    Re: Hackers, Possibly From Middle East, Block U.S. Banks' Websites

    Quote Originally Posted by tessaesque View Post
    Ahem.......



    Regarding Izz ad-Din al-Qassam:
    That doesn't prove it was actually Hamas, though. I'm not saying it is or isn't, but we shouldn't assume it was just because the hackers identify themselves as such.

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    Re: Hackers, Possibly From Middle East, Block U.S. Banks' Websites

    Quote Originally Posted by helix2048 View Post
    I highly doubt it. Many countries have extreme control over the internet and filters in place to keep their citizens from accessing certain websites and content. The middle east is really strict. Their governments want to keep their citizens under control.

    On the other hand, it's really easy to use a proxy on your computer to make you look like your accessing the internet from another country. I'm not a hacker by any means, but I tried a proxy before and it's really interesting how you can't get to some websites when you appear to be coming from another country. We're just spoiled here in the US since we are allowed to go wherever we want and do whatever we want. The internet isn't the same for everyone.
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    Re: Hackers, Possibly From Middle East, Block U.S. Banks' Websites

    Quote Originally Posted by helix2048 View Post
    I highly doubt it. Many countries have extreme control over the internet and filters in place to keep their citizens from accessing certain websites and content. The middle east is really strict. Their governments want to keep their citizens under control.

    On the other hand, it's really easy to use a proxy on your computer to make you look like your accessing the internet from another country. I'm not a hacker by any means, but I tried a proxy before and it's really interesting how you can't get to some websites when you appear to be coming from another country. We're just spoiled here in the US since we are allowed to go wherever we want and do whatever we want. The internet isn't the same for everyone.
    It is possible that these hackers have the support and approval of their governments, also.
    If you claim sexual harassment to be wrong, yet you defend anyone on your side for any reason,
    then you are a hypocrite and everything you say on the matter is just babble.

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