Thursday, September 20, 2012

Cyber attacks on U.S. banks

Hackers stepped up cyber attacks on U.S. banks

Company Financial services, serving the U.S. banks, brokerages and insurance companies, has warned its customers about possible cyber attacks after an unexpected shutdown of sites JPMorgan Chase and Bank of America, according to Reuters.

Problems with websites of credit institutions began when unknown issued a statement threatening to stop work Bank of America and the New York Stock Exchange. This, according to threaten, they should be the first step in the fight against American corporations. The cause of the "Internet war" ostensibly the film "innocent Muslims." It is unclear whether the shutdown of sites linked banks with threats. Analytical Center Financial services, FS-ISAC, raised the level of cyber threats from “elevated” to "high." FBI spokeswoman declined to comment. At JPMorgan Chase said they worked on the restoration of the site, and Bank of America representative said that most of the customers did not experience difficulty in accessing the site.

Arbor Networks Director for Research in the field of security, Dan Holden told the news agency that several U.S. banks hit by DDoS-attack. He did not say which banks have been victims of hackers. Holden explained that DDoS-attacks often are part of more complex operations intruders. They shut off service to using special software to extract the data of customers and their accounts.

The film "innocent Muslims" has already caused not virtual, but real attacks on Americans and Westerners. The picture caused a surge in unrest in the Middle East and Africa.

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