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Phase 2 Operation Ababil

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  1.  
  2. From the last message we have published regarding to interrupting attacks to American banks due to Eid al-Adha, there have
  3. happened so many events. Sandy storm, Presidential Election in the United States, and especially unequal war imposed from
  4. Zionist Regime, those were kind of significant events that delayed starting the second phase of Ababil operation.
  5.  
  6. During this period, we have carried out also some conversations with American reporters and media which some of them published
  7. it completely and others revealed it as summery. In order for public awareness, the questions and responses are brought in
  8. ending part of this announcement right in appendix.  
  9.  
  10. Now, we acclaim that the second phase of the Ababil operation is in ahead and from this week according to the announced plan,
  11. will be performed. In new phase, the wideness and the number of attacks will increase explicitly; and offenders and subsequently
  12. their governmental supporters will not be able to imagine and forecast the widespread and greatness of these attacks.
  13.  
  14. As we said earlier, the implementing of these attacks is because of widespread and organized offends to Islamic spirituals and
  15. holy issues, especially the great prophet Mohammad(PBUH) and if this offended film is going to be eliminated from the internet,
  16. the belonging attacks, also will be stopped.  
  17.  
  18. They didnt pay any attention to the extensive complaints made by Muslims against this offend and also did not take in to account
  19. their damaged feelings and behave with them so rudely. We know that they only marked the sensitivity and honor of the Muslims
  20. and examine it and now they really observe the consequences of this experiment so strongly.
  21.  
  22. Continually, the goals under attacks of this week are including:
  23. U.S. Bancorp, JPMorgan Chase&co, Bank of America, PNC Financial Fervices Group, SunTrust Banks, Inc.
  24.  
  25.  
  26.  
  27.  
  28. Details of Interviews :
  29.  
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  31. Interview with undisclosed reporter from American Banker :
  32.  
  33. =======================================================
  34. 1. Why are you targeting banks, which in America have no ability to make YouTube remove the insulting video from the Internet?
  35. =======================================================
  36.  
  37. This is a protest. We should have done something proportional to what has happened against us. In the system where the religion and sacred things are not honorable, and only material, money and finance have value, this seems a suitable and effective way of act and can influence governors and decision makers.
  38.  
  39. If you have a more suitable suggestion for removing the film please tell us to know.
  40.  
  41. =======================================================
  42. 2. Do you realize that in America, the U.S. Bill of Rights protects freedom of speech, and that anyone can post anything on YouTube without interference from the government?
  43. =======================================================
  44.  
  45. There are numerous cases where movies and other related contents were removed from Internet according to an objection from somewhere. With a single search you can find a lot like these:
  46.  
  47. Google removed 640 videos from YouTube in the second half of last year amid fears they promoted terrorism
  48.  
  49. Google accepted request to remove 100 videos of 'illegal' videos criticizing Thailand's monarchy
  50.  
  51. Brazil made the most content removal requests in the first half of this year, according to the report, followed by Germany, the US and South Korea.
  52.  
  53. Google Took down 12 links to UK pages at request of British courts
  54.  
  55. Google terminated four YouTube accounts responsible for videos that allegedly contained threatening and harassing content after complaints by different US law enforcement agencies.
  56.  
  57. See also Google biannual transparency report about content removal requests per country at http://www.google.com/transparencyreport/removals/government/countries/
  58.  
  59. As you see there, a lot of these requests were accepted. United States itself has a top rate in the list.
  60.  
  61. See also the BLACKOUT story about protest over the Internet Blacklist Bills (PIPA & SOPA laws in the United States Congress). Don't you see a double standard of using "freedom of speech"?
  62.  
  63. Is "freedom of speech" only against Muslims and only THEY must suffer from it ??
  64.  
  65. Why you consider Muslims objection against freedom of speech and do not take into account above examples against freedom of speech?
  66.  
  67. =======================================================
  68. 3. Do you realize the video "The Innocence of Muslims" is the work of one person, who is now in jail?
  69. =======================================================
  70.  
  71. Hitting WTC building with an airplane also was work of one person, a pilot who turned the hell steering wheel some degrees left or right, and he is dead now. Did US Gov.  Say "Ok the person who did this terror is died now, and the story is over"?
  72.  
  73. In our case, there is a clear organized force to do the insult, and yes, finally it did by one person and uploaded to internet by someone else.
  74.  
  75. This is not a Personal thing; this is a process, the result of process of anti-Islamic movement.
  76.  
  77. We ask Mr. Obama, hasn't this ever come to your imagination that may be this insult is initiated by your rivals so that Obama pay it's cost in the coming election ?
  78.  
  79. =======================================================
  80. 4. Did your group also target the Tel Aviv stock Exchange and El Al Airlines in January?
  81. =======================================================
  82.  
  83. No. This group is established from many volunteers among hackers which share the beliefs about insulting video. No individual in the group has spoken about his probable activities in the past, or in the future which is not related to our operation, and if we ask each other about that, there will be no answer.
  84.  
  85. =======================================================
  86. 5. What is your group's motive and goal?
  87. =======================================================
  88.  
  89. It is to protest against the insulting film.
  90.  
  91. =======================================================
  92. 6. Where are you based?
  93. =======================================================
  94.  
  95. The Internet and its wide possibilities is our base.
  96.  
  97. =======================================================
  98. 7. Your people must be very smart to coordinate such large-scale attacks so successfully. What is the background of your key people, and how do you recruit people?
  99. =======================================================
  100.  
  101. We are smart ( ;-0 ), but the attacks are not so large-scale. Insult to the prophet united and coordinated us.
  102.  
  103. =======================================================
  104. 8. Who is your leader?
  105. =======================================================
  106.  
  107. There is no special leader. In fact collective decision making leads us to move.
  108.  
  109. =======================================================
  110. 9. Do you have a government sponsor?
  111. =======================================================
  112.  
  113. No government or organization is sponsoring us and we do not wait for any sponsor as well.
  114.  
  115. =======================================================
  116. 10. Do you plan to continue to execute denial of service attacks, or do you have other types of attacks planned?
  117. =======================================================
  118.  
  119. It depends. If the movie is removed, the attacks will be stopped. Till now majority of our group members do not accept the suggestion for stopping attacks.
  120.  
  121. =======================================================
  122. 11. What banks do you plan to attack?
  123. =======================================================
  124.  
  125. We inform our targets and next steps in our letters posted in the url address http://pastebin.com/u/QassamCyberFighters (in a hope pastebin do not ban us based on an order from US Gov.! ); or other ways if needed.
  126.  
  127. =======================================================
  128. 12. What types of malware are you using to generate your attacks?
  129. =======================================================
  130.  
  131. This question is only answered to those who join us, and you're welcome!
  132.  
  133. =======================================================
  134. 13. Are you doing all the programming work yourselves, or are you subcontracting to other parties? If the latter, then to whom are you subcontracting?
  135. =======================================================
  136.  
  137. This operation is a group work for protesting against the insult which has been happened.
  138.  
  139. =======================================================
  140. 14. Will you broaden your targets to include other companies besides financial institutions?
  141. =======================================================
  142.  
  143. It depends to anti-Islamic behaviors. If the movie is removed, the attacks will be stopped.
  144.  
  145.  
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  147. Interview with Rym Momtaz from ABC :
  148.  
  149. =======================================================
  150. 1 - How can we know you are who you say you are?
  151. =======================================================
  152.        
  153. We said we are cyber fighters and you see we are acting in cyber space.
  154.  
  155. We didn't claim any other specification to need to prove.
  156.  
  157. The only remained thing you may ask, are you really trying for the insulting film to be removed or you have other objectives in your acts; the answer is: let's try! You (i.e., US government) remove the film and we will stop the operation.
  158.  
  159. =======================================================
  160. 2 - How can we authenticate what you tell us?
  161. =======================================================
  162.        
  163. We are not publicly telling anything specific to need to be authenticated (except these questions and answers, which we are signing using our OpenPGP key).
  164.  
  165. We just tell them (i.e., US Gov.) you remove the film and we stop our Op, and this can be tested easily in act.
  166.  
  167. =======================================================
  168. 3 - What message do you have to send to the world ?
  169. =======================================================
  170.  
  171. It is that, don't insult holy conceptions, specially the prophet of Islam, and the holy book of Quran. This is a thing not tolerable by Muslims.
  172.  
  173. Two billions of Muslims were insulted, and their protests aren't paid attention to.
  174.  
  175. =======================================================
  176. 4 - Why have you chosen to send a message by attacking US banks and other targets?
  177. =======================================================
  178.  
  179. This is a protest. We should have done something proportional to what has happened against us. In the system where the religion and sacred things are not honorable, and only material, money and finance have value, this seems a suitable and effective way of act.
  180.  
  181. =======================================================
  182. 5 - Where did you get the attack code?
  183. =======================================================
  184.  
  185. "attack code" is not a very clear phrase, but yes, we are cyber citizens, and we know computer programming. We program our needs partially and use work of other programmers in the software world when we need it.
  186.  
  187. =======================================================
  188. 6 - Were you involved in the attack on Aramco?
  189. =======================================================
  190.  
  191. No. This group is established from many volunteers among hackers which share the beliefs about insulting video. No member in the group has spoken about his probable activities in the past, or in the future, not related to our operation. If we ask each other about that, there will be no answer.
  192.  
  193. =======================================================
  194. 7 - If yes, did you have an insider at Aramco who helped?
  195. =======================================================
  196.  
  197. See answer for question 6.
  198.  
  199. =======================================================
  200. 8 - Did you attack RAS in Qatar?
  201. =======================================================
  202.  
  203. See answer for question 6.
  204.  
  205. =======================================================
  206. 9 - Do you receive any support from Iran?
  207. =======================================================
  208.  
  209. No government or organization is supporting us and we do not wait for any support as well.
  210.  
  211. =======================================================
  212. 10 - Do you receive support from Hezbollah, Hamas or the IRGC?
  213. =======================================================
  214.  
  215. Do you think the massive protests in the world are done with support? The same manner millions of Muslims in the world protested, hackers also are part of this protest.
  216.        
  217. =======================================================
  218. 11 - What will you do next?
  219. =======================================================
  220.  
  221. It depends to anti-Islamic behaviors. If the movie is removed, the attacks will be stopped. Our next steps of movement will be informed through url address http://pastebin.com/u/QassamCyberFighters, or other ways if needed.
  222.  
  223. =======================================================
  224. 12 - Why have you chosen to speak to the media?
  225. =======================================================
  226.  
  227. That is because of the widespread lie and sophistry atmosphere, and to discuss truly about the reasons of our operation.
  228.  
  229. =======================================================
  230. 13 - Why now?
  231. =======================================================
  232.  
  233. - From the reaction of opinions we saw many ambiguities were made, and we wanted to explain.
  234.  
  235. =======================================================
  236. 14 - What is your reason of existence?
  237. =======================================================
  238.  
  239. If there were no such organized insulting, our group might not existed.
  240.  
  241. =======================================================
  242. 15 - What is your ultimate objective?
  243. =======================================================
  244.  
  245. It is the removal of the film from youtube and other main internet resources which are in the control of US government. The US government has already done things like this in the past.
  246.  
  247. With a single search you can find a lot like these:
  248.  
  249. Google removed 640 videos from YouTube in the second half of last year amid fears they promoted terrorism
  250.  
  251. Google accepted request to remove 100 videos of 'illegal' videos criticizing Thailand's monarchy
  252.  
  253. Brazil made the most content removal requests in the first half of this year, according to the report, followed by Germany, the US and South Korea.
  254.  
  255. Google Took down 12 links to UK pages at request of British courts
  256.  
  257. Google terminated four YouTube accounts responsible for videos that allegedly contained threatening and harassing content after complaints by different US law enforcement agencies.
  258.  
  259. See also Google biannual transparency report about content removal requests per country at http://www.google.com/transparencyreport/removals/government/countries/
  260.  
  261. As you see there, a lot of these requests were accepted. United States itself has a top rate in the list.
  262.  
  263. See also the BLACKOUT story about protest over the Internet Blacklist Bills (PIPA & SOPA laws in the United States Congress). Don't you see a double standard of using "freedom of speech"?
  264.  
  265. Is "freedom of speech" only against Muslims and only THEY must suffer from it ??
  266.  
  267. If US. Gov. has not paid attention to the feelings during past days, at least consider its own Muslim community and remove out the movie.
  268.  
  269.  
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  271. Interview with Eduard KOVACS from softpedia :
  272.  
  273. =======================================================
  274. 1) As you clearly know, US officials are insisting that Mrt. Izz ad-Din
  275. al-Qassam Cyber Fighters are actually a cover-up for a cyberattack
  276. sponsored by Iran. Is Iran of any other state really sponsoring you?
  277. =======================================================
  278.  
  279. U.S. prefers to merge the insult issue with this case to decrease the insulting burden and change it to a confrontation with its competitors. No country supports us.
  280.  
  281. =======================================================
  282. 2) Please share some things about the team's members? How many are you?
  283. What countries are you from? Are you veteran hackers?
  284. =======================================================
  285.  
  286. The number of Al-Qassam's members is not fixed. It has changed since the beginning of the work. The outputs of our works show our skills.
  287.  
  288. =======================================================
  289. 3) Please tell us what inspired the name of the group. Why Mrt. Izz
  290. ad-Din al-Qassam Cyber Fighters?
  291. =======================================================
  292.  
  293. That's because his personality and the method of his struggles are like us in these cases.
  294.  
  295. =======================================================
  296. 4) Have you united your forces just for this particular operation, or
  297. have you worked together on previous occasions as well?
  298. =======================================================
  299.  
  300. The group is firstly established from volunteer hackers which share the beliefs about insulting video and to protest against it.
  301.  
  302. =======================================================
  303. 5) What are your other objectives besides getting down the controversial
  304. Innocence of Muslims movie? For instance, if YouTube does take down the
  305. movie, what will you do next? Will you continue hacking for other causes
  306. or will the group split up after this objective is complete?
  307. =======================================================
  308.  
  309. There is no other objective and if the movie is removed, the attacks will be stopped. Protesting against insult to the prophet united and coordinated us.
  310.  
  311. =======================================================
  312. 6) Anonymous hackers from Fawkes Security claim that they were the ones
  313. to take down the websites of HSBC two weeks ago. You have also taken
  314. credit for the attack. Do you have any connection to Fawkes Security or
  315. are they taking credit for your work?
  316. =======================================================
  317.  
  318. Our group doesn't have any connection to Fawkes Security. Our attack's simultaneity with their operation has been completely by chance. Meanwhile, according to our and their works, the existing difference will be obvious to you.
  319.  
  320. =======================================================
  321. 7) If you are the ones who attacked HSBC, did you attack all their
  322. websites (including Canada, France and UK) or did you focus just on the
  323. one from the US?
  324. =======================================================
  325.  
  326. We chose it as an American bank. We focused on their U.S. website but it had also affected other sites in some degrees.
  327.  
  328. =======================================================
  329. 8) On the week in which you attacked Capital One, BT&T and HSBC, the
  330. website of Ally Financial also experienced some problems. Did you have
  331. any involvement in the attack?
  332. =======================================================
  333.  
  334. We did not attack Ally institute. Our attacked targets previously have been announced in the corresponding statements.
  335.  
  336. =======================================================
  337. 9) In September, a hacker known as The Jester claimed that you have some
  338. involvement with Anonymous and that you're using a DDOS service known as
  339. Multiboot.me in your attacks. Are his claims true? If you're not using
  340. Multiboot.me, then what are you using? Do you have a botnet?
  341. =======================================================
  342.  
  343. Our group has not had cooperation with Anonymous yet. We are not reliant on any specific utility for our operations, and we particularly didn't use multiboot.me in our attacks.
  344.  
  345. =======================================================
  346. 10) It's clear that you are highly determined to continue the operation
  347. until the movie is taken down. What happens if there aren't any US banks
  348. left to attack? Will you focus on other types of organizations?
  349. =======================================================
  350.  
  351. Informing to all and giving the voice of Muslims' protest has been our goal and we'll decide according to the circumstances.
  352.  
  353. =======================================================
  354. 11) What can you tell us about your attack philosophy? So far you've
  355. mentioned on numerous occasions that you don't like Americans because
  356. all they care about is money and their worldly possessions. Are you
  357. hopping that your attacks will change this mentality in some situations?
  358. =======================================================
  359.  
  360. We have never said that we don't like American people; rather, our statements have been about the ruling system of this country. This is not just our opinion but the opinion of the 99 percent of American people as well.
  361.  
  362. =======================================================
  363. 12) Why did you warn some of the banks before attacking them? Didn't you
  364. worry that if you warn them they might be able to block the attacks
  365. against their websites?
  366. =======================================================
  367.  
  368. The reason why we previously warned the people was for their welfare and to make daily schedule for them possible. Also we did believe in our power and ability and we were sure they will not be able to resist our attacks.
  369.  
  370.  
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  372. Interview with Evan Kohlmann from NBC News :
  373.  
  374. =======================================================
  375. 1.) Are you Sunni or Shiite?  If Sunni, do you support the Muslim Brotherhood, or do you follow a Salafi-jihadi manhaj?  What is your opinion of Al-Qaida?
  376. =======================================================
  377.  
  378. None of Islamic sects conflict with each other about their principles including God, Quran, House of God(Ka'bah), and Prophet of Islam (PBUH). Our group may be composed of various sects. So we just discuss these common principles and have no information about sectarian composition of our group. We are not sensitive about this issue. Our action is merely against insulting one of the most sacred issues which is insulting the Prophet of God.
  379.  
  380. =======================================================
  381. 2.) What is your reaction to accusations by the U.S. government that you are agents of Iran and/or the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps?  What is your opinion of the government of Iran?
  382. =======================================================
  383.  
  384. We are not dependent on any government. We merely wanted to protest against the insulting movie. But there are some ones who want to portray this action as political. So they are deflecting the issue to the side of their political leanings.
  385.  
  386. =======================================================
  387. 3.) Are you supported or funded by any government?
  388. =======================================================
  389.  
  390. Nope.
  391.  
  392. =======================================================
  393. 4.) What connection does your group actually have to the martyr Izz al-Din al-Qassam or the Palestinian struggle?
  394. =======================================================
  395.  
  396. We feel same personality and the method of struggles of Martyr al-Qassam in these cases. We don't have connection with any fractional or political structure. Also we are not aware of nationality composition of our group's members. Our unifying and gathering factor is protesting against insulting sanctities.
  397.  
  398. =======================================================
  399. 5.) Aren't you concerned that by using the name "al-Qassam" you will be confused with the Hamas movement?
  400. =======================================================
  401.  
  402. This name has been because of the similarity between his struggles and mythical characteristic. The name al-Qassam doesn't necessarily mean that we are connected with political groups respecting him. Using the name of al-Qassam by us and by Hamas is an incidental similarity.
  403.  
  404. =======================================================
  405. 6.) Who are your group's leaders?  Do they have public identities?  How large is your group?  How well do you know each other -- what glues the group together?
  406. =======================================================
  407.  
  408. There is no special leader. In fact collective decision making leads us to move.
  409.  
  410. =======================================================
  411. 7.) How did you get such a powerful DDOS botnet?  Who wrote your DDOS code?  Where did you get your training?
  412. =======================================================
  413.  
  414.  
  415. We are able to resolve our problems. We either program our needs ourselves or we use the existing facilities in the net world.
  416.  
  417. =======================================================
  418. 8.) Some critics were not impressed with the technical abilities of your group. Do you have more advanced capabilities?
  419. =======================================================
  420.  
  421. We have done what we had promised. If the film isn't removed, we'll use our other abilities according to the new conditions.
  422.  
  423. =======================================================
  424. 9.) Did any other issues motivate your group to perform cyber attacks before the anti-Mohammed video was released?
  425. =======================================================
  426.  
  427. The group is firstly established from volunteer hackers which share the beliefs about insulting video and to protest against it.
  428.  
  429. =======================================================
  430. 10.) Why did you attack Bank of America in January, since that was before the anti-Mohammed YouTube video ever surfaced?
  431. =======================================================
  432.  
  433. al-Qassam Cyber Fighters Group has been formed after insulting the prophet of Islam. We only take responsibility for the attacks which have been announced by us.
  434.  
  435. =======================================================
  436. 11.) Since the Hilf-ol-Fozoul blog pointed out that the U.S. transport and energy sectors have great cyber weaknesses, why did you choose to attack banks instead of those sectors?
  437. =======================================================
  438.  
  439. Our objectives and plans are not derived from blogs. The positions of groups and blogs are relevant to them; please ask themselves. Our statements just are announced via http://pastebin.com/u/QassamCyberFighters website or other ways when needed. Republishing of our statements via email or other means is not under our control. Also we have not pursued any hit or destruction in the United States. We have selected the banks because we should have done something proportional to what has happened against us. In the system where the religion and sacred things are not honorable, and only material, money and finance have value, this seems a suitable and effective way of act and can influence governors and decision makers.
  440.  
  441. =======================================================
  442. 12.) What were you trying to accomplish with the attacks on the banks? Notoriety? Punish the banks? Or demonstrate your ability to attack a hardened target?  Were you satisfied with the results?
  443. =======================================================
  444.  
  445. As we said in previous question, we should have done something proportional to what has happened against us. If the movie is removed then we would satisfy with it.
  446.  
  447. =======================================================
  448. 13.) Why are the botnets of the Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Cyber Fighters also attacking web-hosting companies and internet service providers, as some security blogs have said?
  449. =======================================================
  450.  
  451. Many of technical comments during the attacks have made us doubtful about technical competence of American companies' security consultants. Many of technical statements about this case are not scientific, reliable or significant.
  452.  
  453. =======================================================
  454. 14.) Why are the Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Cyber Fighters using Hilf-ol-Fozoul for publicity services, rather than larger media sites?
  455. =======================================================
  456.  
  457. We announce our plans with our own method and via Pastebin website, or other ways if needed. This is also a question for ourselves why some blogs inform the news faster than some big media sites?
  458.  
  459. =======================================================
  460. 15.) Why is the Hilf-ol-Fozoul blog so anti-Saudi, promoting Sword of Justice? Is the Izz ad-Din al-Qassam group also anti KSA?
  461. =======================================================
  462.  
  463. Please ask themselves. As a matter of fact, it is not unlikely that some of our group's members are from Saudi Arabia.
  464.  
  465. =======================================================
  466. 16.) Are you working with any other hacker groups?
  467. =======================================================
  468.  
  469. Protesting against insult to the prophet united and coordinated us and we only concentrated on this operation.
  470.  
  471. =======================================================
  472. 17.) The US is going through elections. Do you have a preferred candidate?
  473. =======================================================
  474.  
  475. We vote for the candidate who removes the film from YouTube !
  476.  
  477.  
  478. Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Cyber Fighters Group