Posted on September 30, 2012
BofA blames Hackers from Middle East. Bank cyber attacks by Iran? Black Monday October 1, 2012?
September 28th, 2012
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buying into what is very likely total nonsense. ~J
The financial and banking industries are on high alert tonight as a massive cyberattack continues,
with potentially millions of customers of Bank of America, PNC and
Wells Fargo finding themselves blocked from banking online.
“There is an elevated level of threat,” said Doug Johnson, a vice
president and senior adviser of the American Bankers Association. “The
threat level is now high.”
“This is twice as large as any flood we have ever seen,” said Dick Clarke, an ABC News consultant and former cybersecurity czar.
Sources told ABC News that the so-called denial of service attacks had been caused by hackers from the Middle East who had secretly transmitted signals commandeering thousands of computers worldwide.
[The following link is to a Bloomberg News video]
A group of purported hackers in the Middle East has claimed credit
for problems at the websites of both banks, citing the online video
mocking the founder of Islam. One security source called that statement “a cover” for the Iranian government’s operations.
The attack is described by one source, a former U.S. official
familiar with the attacks, as being “significant and ongoing” and
looking to cause “functional and significant damage.” Also, one source
suggested the attacks were in response to U.S. sanctions on Iranian
Senior U.S. officials acknowledge that Iranian attacks have
been the subject of intense interest by U.S. intelligence for several
weeks. Last week, the Joint Chiefs of Staff’s Intelligence
Directorate, known as J-2, confirmed continuing Iranian cyber attacks
against U.S. financial institutions in a report described as “highly
Cyber attacks on JPMorgan, Wells Fargo expose serious vulnerabilities of U.S. banks
Cyber attacks on the biggest U.S. banks, including JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM) and Wells Fargo (WFC) &
Co., have breached some of the nation’s most advanced computer defenses
and exposed the vulnerability of its infrastructure, said cybersecurity
specialists tracking the assaults.
The attack, which a U.S. official yesterday said was waged by a
still-unidentified group outside the country, flooded bank websites with
traffic, rendering them unavailable to consumers and disrupting
transactions for hours at a time.
Such a sustained network attack ranks among the worst-case scenarios
envisioned by the National Security Agency, according to the U.S.
official, who asked not to be identified because he isn’t authorized to
speak publicly. The extent of the damage may not be known for weeks or
months, said the official, who has access to classified information.
Bank cyber attacks by Iran? Black Monday October 1, 2012?
OK. Just to be safe, go max out your ATM daily cash
withdrawals each day now and throughout the weekend,
and top off your gas tanks…
CHECK YO MONEY! Websites At The BIGGEST Banks In The U-S Attacked!
Most Extensive Cyber Attack On American Banks Ever! Launched From The Middle East & Happening
- PNC, Wells Fargo website hit in cyber attacks (bizjournals.com)
- PNC, U.S. Bancorp latest bank websites to face access issues (triblive.com)
- Problems Could Follow ‘Largest Cyber Attack’ (fox8.com)
- You: Banks Fall to Cyber Attacks (thedailybeast.com)
- Here We Go Again: Iran reportedly behind cyber attacks on U.S. banks (sott.net)
- Mega-Banks Plan to Steal Your Money and Blame Fake Muslim Cyber Attack (iamacitizen.wordpress.com)