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Is Your Bank Under Attack?

A number of major banks have endured massive distributed denial-of-service attacks for much of December, with customers from Wells Fargo, Citibank and Bank of America reportedly complaining that they were unable to access the banks’ Websites toward the end of the month.

“Recently, various sophisticated groups launched distributed denial-of-service [DDoS] attacks directed at national banks and federal savings associations,” the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, part of the U.S. Treasury Department, said in the alert.

On Dec. 25, a pro-Muslim hacker group, using the name Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Cyber Fighters, stated in a post on Pastebin that they would continue their attacks against a variety of banks this week, calling for the U.S. government to take down a video that insulted the prophet Muhammad.

Read more on eweek.com.

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