Al Qaeda Call for a Cyber Attack

The US government has reportedly warned American private financial services of an al Qaeda call for a cyber attack against online stock trading and banking Web sites beginning today.

The Department of Homeland Security confirmed an alert had been distributed but said there was no reason to believe the threat was credible.

Apparently, the warning came from a group calling itself "ANHIAR al-Dollar." The effort was related to al Qaeda and intended to avenge "Muslim brothers in the crusaders' Guantanamo prison camp," the source said