Skip to comments.Exclusive: Iranian hackers target Bank of America, JPMorgan, Citi
Posted on 09/21/2012 3:44:31 PM PDT by dynachrome
Iranian hackers have repeatedly attacked Bank of America Corp (BA.N), JPMorgan Chase & Co (JPM.N) and Citigroup Inc (C.N) over the past year, as part of a broad cyber campaign targeting the United States, according to people familiar with the situation.
The attacks, which began in late 2011 and escalated this year, have primarily been "denial of service" campaigns that disrupted the banks' websites and corporate networks by overwhelming them with incoming web traffic, said the sources.
Whether the hackers have been able to inflict more serious damage on computer networks or steal critical data is not yet known. The sources said there was evidence suggesting the hackers targeted the banks in retaliation for their enforcement of Western economic sanctions against Iran.
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These banks have enormous capacity in their systems. It would be very difficult to be able to inflict much damage.
Denial of service attacks don’t do much. insider attacks can do much more damage.
If these muzzie geniuses are so smart, why didn’t they block stuxnet?
Considering the targets, I might be in agreement just this once with the Iranians.
Citi, B of A, and JP Morgan/Chase are some of the biggest BANKSTERS.
BofA, at least, has had repeated troubles with their online systems.