Who Is Hacking U.S. Banks? 8 FactsHackers have labeled the bank website disruptions as grassroots-level reprisal for an anti-Islamic film. But is the Iranian government really backing the attacks?
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Of course, the repeated calls by the Cyber fighters of Izz ad-din Al qassam for the Innocence of Muslims film to be excised from the Internet could simply be a red herring, given that it's unlikely that YouTube--or any other site used to host a copy of the film--would ever accede to such demands, unless a related DMCA copyright-owner take-down notice was filed by the film's owners. Given that the filmmakers apparently uploaded the clip in the first place, it's unlikely that such a DMCA takedown request would ever be filed.
In the meantime, at least one Egyptian Muslim cleric, as well as the secretary general of Hezbollah in Lebanon, have issued a fatwa against everyone who participated in the film, calling for their death. But the actors have said that the anti-Islamic content in the film was added in post-production via dubbing, and without their knowledge.
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