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More Cyber Attacks Against US Banks

01.09.13

The US government now claims that Iran was behind the recent cyber attacks against US banks that impacted millions of customers. The New York Times reported that these “hackers chose to pursue disruption, not money: another earmark of state-sponsored attacks.“ Apparently Iran has retaliated from economic sanctions:

Since September, intruders have caused major disruptions to the online banking sites of Bank of America, Citigroup, Wells Fargo, U.S. Bancorp, PNC, Capital One, Fifth Third Bank, BB&T and HSBC.

The New York Times report ended with this ominous message that the hackers have no intention of halting :

Officials of American banks must expect our massive attacks,...From now on, none of the U.S. banks will be safe.

This news should be a wake-up call to the US government and Congress to improve cybersecurity in the US.
 

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