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Tue Dec 11, 2012, 04:41 PM

Protest group offended by YouTube video of Prophet Muhammad again targets PNC Bank

Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

A protest group that claimed responsibility for a wave of digital attacks on big U.S. banks in the fall -- including Pittsburgh-based PNC Bank -- apparently has PNC in its crosshairs again.

The al-Qassam Cyber Fighters said in an Internet posting that the group plans a second round of attacks this week on PNC and four other banks -- JPMorgan Chase, Bank of America, U.S. Bank and SunTrust.

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In September, PNC's online banking operations were disrupted for a couple of days by the so-called denial of service attacks, which flood websites with communications requests.

PNC "had the longest attack of all the banks," PNc chief executive officer James Rohr said in an interview with CNBC in October.



Read more: http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/business/news/protest-group-offended-by-youtube-video-of-prophet-muhammad-again-targets-pnc-bank-665885/



I happen to use PNC and found this out because my banking is down.

So here's my question: What the hell does PNC have to do with that Youtube video...... or Foreign Relations in general for that matter.

It's like I got pissed at WalMart so I threw a brick through the window of the dry cleaners next door to get even.

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Junkdrawer Dec 2012 OP
Scootaloo Dec 2012 #1
closeupready Dec 2012 #2
loyalkydem Dec 2012 #3
Junkdrawer Dec 2012 #4
JDPriestly Dec 2012 #5
Junkdrawer Dec 2012 #6
msongs Dec 2012 #7

Response to Junkdrawer (Original post)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 04:43 PM

1. Ahhh, the anonymity of the internet...

"The al-Qassam Cyber Fighters," indeed.

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Response to Junkdrawer (Original post)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 04:46 PM

2. Trashing thread.

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Response to Junkdrawer (Original post)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 04:47 PM

3. I also bank at PNC

will our account information be at risk because of these guys?

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Response to loyalkydem (Reply #3)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 04:55 PM

4. A dDOS attack floods the server with fake queries. It doesn't compromise data per se....n/t

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Response to Junkdrawer (Original post)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 05:06 PM

5. What in the world does PNC have to do with the video?

This does not make sense.

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Response to JDPriestly (Reply #5)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 05:11 PM

6. I know. Odds are....

1.) Someone is stirring the "Iranians are attacking!" shit pot....

2.) It's a cover for cyber blackmail....

3.) Script kiddies out for LOLZ....

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Response to Junkdrawer (Original post)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 05:12 PM

7. another example of how religion is a blessing on humanity nt

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