Iran blamed for cyber onslaught on US banks

January 9, 2013 by  
Filed under Economy

US financial institutions are being pounded with high-powered cyber attacks that some suspect are being orchestrated by Iran as payback for political sanctions.

“There is no doubt within the US government that Iran is behind these attacks,” James Lewis, a former official in the state and commerce departments and now a computer security expert at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, told the New York Times.

While the identities of those behind the online onslaught officially remains a mystery, it was clear they were using a potent new weapon for slamming bank websites with overwhelming numbers or requests for information.

The attackers infected datacenters used to host services in the Internet “cloud” and commandeered massive computing power to back distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks, according to security experts.

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One Response to “Iran blamed for cyber onslaught on US banks”
  1. DDearborn says:

    Hmmm

    What a load of horse manure. It is forgone conclusion that Israel is using this as an excuse to rob Americans once again. Israel is America’s number one terrorist threat. Iran poses virtually no threat at all. This is the zionist media working overtime to spin more lies to justify more Americans dying and more American dollars wasted on yet another war for Israel. Wake up people!

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