Cyber attacks on US banks continue
It’s been reported that many US banks are on high alert because of recently targeted cyber attacks.
We just reported about a different target, with spammers targeting email users, however, the banks themselves are being targeted as well.
Computer World notes:
The Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysis Center (FS-ISAC) has put U.S. banks on high alert against cyberattackers seeking to steal employee network login credentials to conduct extensive wire transfer fraud.
The alert warns banks towatch out for hackers using spam, phishing emails, Remote Access Trojans and keystroke loggers to try and pry loose bank employee usernames and passwords.
The FBI has noticed a new trend where cyber criminals use stolen employee credentials to wire transfer hundreds of thousands of dollars from U.S. customer accounts to overseas banks, the FS-ISAC noted.
On their Pastebin posts, hackers have noted the following:
In the name of Allah the companionate the merciful
My soul is devoted to you Dear Prophet of Allah
“Operation Ababil” started over BoA :
In the second step we attacked the largest bank of the united states, the “chase” bank. These series of attacks will continue untill the Erasing of that nasty movie from the Internet.
The site “www.chase.com” is down and also Online banking at “chaseonline.chase.com” is being decided to be Offline !
Down with modern infidels.
### Cyber fighters of Izz ad-din Al qassam ###
However, CNN reports no evidence backing up claims and could be related to what happened to Go Daddy, saying: “But there was no immediate evidence to support the hackers’ claims, and several recent ones turned out to be hoaxes. Earlier this month, a person affiliated with the hacktivist collective Anonymous said the group took down the web hosting service Go Daddy, and in June the group UGNazi claimed responsibility for downing Twitter. Both outages were later revealed to be technical issues.”
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- Bank of America Hit By Cyber Attack (makaseh.wordpress.com)