By Michael Endler  InformationWeek
September 19, 2012 09:05 AM
11 Security Sights Seen Only At Black Hat

11 Security Sights Seen Only At Black Hat
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Bank of America’s website experienced periodic outages Tuesday,  possibly due to cyber attacks launched in retaliation for “Innocence of Muslims,” the amateurish film whose mocking portrait of the Prophet Muhammad has incited deadly riots throughout the Middle East.

The attack was foretold by a message posted earlier in the day. Allegedly authored by “Cyber fighters of Izz ad-din Al qassam,” a reference to the military wing of Hamas, the posting also declared that the New York Stock Exchange would suffer a similar assault–a threat that has evidently gone unfulfilled.

The posting blamed both the United States and the “Zionist Regime” for the offending film and promised continued aggression until the “erasing of that nasty movie,” which YouTube has blocked in volatile regions but which remains freely accessible elsewhere. The initial targets were chosen, the posting declares, because they “are properties of America-Zionist Capitalists.”

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