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Threat of mass cyberattacks on U.S. banks is real, McAfee warns
cnet.com ^ | December 13, 2012 7:28 PM PST | Dara Kerr

Posted on 12/13/2012 11:13:39 PM PST by Olog-hai

The wave of distributed denial of service attacks that hit U.S. banks in October was next to nothing compared to what could happen if cybercriminals actually carry through with their plans for next year.

According to a report released today by McAfee Labs, an impending attack on U.S. financial institutions—dubbed Project Blitzkrieg—isn’t only a possibility, it’s a “credible threat.”

“McAfee Labs believes that Project Blitzkrieg is a credible threat to the financial industry and appears to be moving forward as planned,” the report reads. “Although Project Blitzkrieg hasn’t yet infected thousands of victims and we cannot directly confirm any cases of fraud, the attackers have managed to run an operation undetected for several months while infecting a few hundred.” …

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: cyberattack; cyberattacks; mcafee; projectblitzkrieg

1 posted on 12/13/2012 11:13:46 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

That’s the company is it? Not Bathsalts “murder you and maybe eat your face” McAffee?


2 posted on 12/13/2012 11:38:23 PM PST by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (Vendetta))
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To: Olog-hai

Is the man still on the lam?


3 posted on 12/13/2012 11:39:19 PM PST by Gene Eric (Demoralization is a weapon of the enemy. Don't get it, don't spread it!)
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To: Olog-hai

In a way, an internet security product vendor should be expert in this area.

But, too often, I’ve seen them distort to scare and sell.

It certainly is believable that there are some serious dudes out there working to crash the US.


4 posted on 12/13/2012 11:50:46 PM PST by D-fendr (Deus non alligatur sacramentis sed nos alligamur.)
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To: D-fendr

McAfee is not a guru, but a criminal. Always was. And everyone in the biz knows it.


5 posted on 12/14/2012 12:17:20 AM PST by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (Vendetta))
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