Dahabshiil admits privacy breach, but dismisses ‘Anonymous’ claims for terrorism charges.

Dahabshiil, the remittance company in East Africa has dismissed hackers’ claims that Dahabshiil is linked to terrorists organizations like Al Shabab in Southern Somalia. The company, which has clients in Somalia, Ethiopia, South Sudan, Kenya, Eritrea, Djibouti and other countries said that it has launched an investigation into the breach.AKHRI SOMALI  or

A  group claiming to part of the Anonymous Hackactivist group compromised critical databases in Dahabshiil’s network posting private and sensitive information online. The group stated that they were targeting Dahabshiil due to it’s links with terrorism, an allegation Dahabshiil sharply dismissed.

 After compromising the whole bank accounts for Dahabshiil, the Group Said   “ANONYMOUS has officially declared a war on terror by holding hostage Middle Eastern bank accounts, and will be unleashed ‘global internet destruction’ unless the Dahabshiil bank in the Middle East admits to financing terrorist groups”, the charge dismissed by Dahabshiil on their press statement.

“Dahabshiil categorically denies these suggestions” , the statement continue  “We have never been the subject of any investigation in relation to alleged terrorist funding and we have no involvement whatsoever with money laundering or the funding of terrorist organisations” they said.

the statement called the hackers to withdraw their  charges against Dahabshiil, “ we call on Anonymous to withdraw its untrue allegations immediately.  Dahabshiil places the highest importance on its compliance procedures and has extensive anti-money laundering and anti-terrorist financing policies in place which are approved by the relevant regulators” they said on their Press statement.

Earlier, the hacking group published thousands of bank account names and numbers and is threatened to destroy the bank’s electronic systems if it does not publicly acknowledge that it has helped to support terrorist groups such as al-Qaeda and Al-Shabaab.

“We officially declare War on Terror,” the group wrote on tech blog, Slashdot.

“This is a call for actions of monitoring and/or destruction of companies and institutions that do work with terrorists, rogue countries, etc.”

In the announcement, the group claimed it is not a terrorist organisation and that it was just “fed up with the fact our society is loosing (sic) time”.

The group said that WikiLeaks documents had revealed that the Dahabshiil bank had provided direct financial support to al-Qaeda, Al Wafa and other terrorist organisations. It posted documents on Google Plus that highlighted associations with other banking networks including Barclay’s in the UK and Ernst & Young in the US.

Anonymous claims to have stolen documents from and destroyed “work stations” in Australia, Kenya, USA, UK, Sweden, Somalia and Dubai. It claims it has hidden “cyber-bombs” in banking networks around the world and that it has attacked routers, firewalls and satellites that would protect banking systems from protecting financial networks.

The bank has been put on notice that it has two months to come forward or expect a “global internet destruction”.

“If you want us to immediately stop this cyber-sabotage, it’s quite easy,” Anonymous wrote.

“We just ask you to stop lying, to recognize your help with Somalia terror, and to officially change your behavior”, by concluding “We need a public message from you, as a proof.”

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