The Islamic computer hacking group that took credit for recent denial-of-service attacks against major U.S. banks has announced that it is taking a break from its activities in order to observe a religious holiday.
The Huffington Post reports that the Izz Ad-Din Al-Qassam Cyber Fighters Group issued a statement on website Pastebin announcing that their hacking will be on hold while they celebrate Eid al-Adha, which begins at sunset on Oct. 26.
‘Due to approaching Eid al-Adha and to commemorate this breezy and blessing day, we will stop our attack operations,’ the group announced.
Last month, the group took credit for attacks that were centered on websites belonging to Bank of America, JPMorgan Chase, Wells Fargo, U.S. Bank and PNC Bank. Although there were no reports of stolen data as a result of the attacks, the attacks sparked an investigation by the U.S. National Security Agency and a closed-door meeting at the White House.