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posted on Sep, 28 2012 @ 01:15 PM
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Hackers, Possibly From Middle East, Block U.S. Banks' Websites


abcnews.go.com

The financial and banking industries are on high alert tonight as a massive cyberattack continues, with potentially millions of customers of Bank of America, PNC and Wells Fargo finding themselves blocked from banking online.

"There is an elevated level of threat," said Doug Johnson, a vice president and senior adviser of the American Bankers Association. "The threat level is now high."

"This is twice as large as any flood we have ever seen," said Dick Clarke, an ABC News consultant and former cybersecurity czar.

Sources told ABC News that the so-called denial of service attack
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posted on Sep, 28 2012 @ 01:15 PM
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This was posted earlier, but from a less reliable source. Hopefully we get a chance to look at this.

The financial and banking industry seems really concerned about this and it seems to be more than the typical DOS attacks, including the theft of employee login credentials.

A couple good interviews are in the video on the ABC News link.

abcnews.go.com
(visit the link for the full news article)



posted on Sep, 28 2012 @ 01:16 PM
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Wheres Obama with his awesome foreign policy on this one??

oh wait he has no experience, hopefully this turns into a win for Romney



posted on Sep, 28 2012 @ 01:19 PM
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reply to post by DrNotforhire
 


How do you know its not the CIA doing this for a FALSE FLAG!!!!!



posted on Sep, 28 2012 @ 01:19 PM
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Hey, you Americans were one of the first nations to start with cyber-warfare ..... and now you complain when another nation wage it upon you .... shame ..... reminds me of the atomic bomb. You only reap what you sow....



posted on Sep, 28 2012 @ 01:19 PM
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I dont understand... I just went on BoA, Wells Fargo, and PNC's websites with ABSOLUTELY NO PROBLEM.



posted on Sep, 28 2012 @ 01:21 PM
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Meanwhile. Last Week.

www.theglobeandmail.com...


At least 19 Japanese websites, including those of a government ministry, courts and a hospital, have come under cyber attack, apparently from China, police said Wednesday.

Many of the websites were altered to show messages proclaiming Chinese sovereignty over the Diaoyu islands, a Japanese-administered chain Tokyo calls Senkaku, the National Police Agency (NPA) said in a statement.


Could be unrelated.



posted on Sep, 28 2012 @ 01:22 PM
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Originally posted by Hellhound604
reply to post by DrNotforhire
 


Hey, you Americans were one of the first nations to start with cyber-warfare ..... and now you complain when another nation wage it upon you .... shame ..... reminds me of the atomic bomb. You only reap what you sow....



you do realize your information is slightly wrong...

right?



posted on Sep, 28 2012 @ 01:23 PM
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reply to post by Gwampo
 


I went to everyone of those sites as well with no problems..I think someones full of dog doo doo



posted on Sep, 28 2012 @ 01:23 PM
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reply to post by TheLonewolf
 


I think the people complaining are using IE 7 or something

I have no problem either



posted on Sep, 28 2012 @ 01:24 PM
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reply to post by Hellhound604
 


I don't see anyone on ATS complaining about it. Hey, America is broke anyway. Have at it!



posted on Sep, 28 2012 @ 01:29 PM
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I dont trust online backing enough to want to use it in the first place.



posted on Sep, 28 2012 @ 03:21 PM
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Originally posted by jimmiec
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I don't see anyone on ATS complaining about it. Hey, America is broke anyway. Have at it!


The best defense against identity theft is bad credit



posted on Sep, 28 2012 @ 03:43 PM
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This is why people aren't seeing problems in random testing today.

From the OP...


Different banks have been targeted on different days.


Also...


The group started almost two weeks ago with test attacks that triggered multiple alerts. The assault on financial firms began last week, starting with JPMorgan, Citigroup Inc. (C) and Charlotte, North Carolina-based Bank of America Corp. (BAC), moving successively this week to Wells Fargo, U.S. Bancorp (USB) and yesterday, PNC Financial Services Group Inc. (PNC)


and most importantly...


The initial planning for the assault pre-dated the video controversy


Business Week Article



posted on Sep, 28 2012 @ 03:48 PM
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How do you know its not the CIA doing this for a FALSE FLAG!!!!!


More likely a marketing program to gain support for an EO:


President Barack Obama’s administration is circulating a draft executive order that would create a program to shield vital computer networks from cyber attacks, two former U.S. officials with knowledge of the effort said earlier this month.



posted on Sep, 28 2012 @ 03:59 PM
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reply to post by AnonymousCitizen
 


"AYAAAYYYEEEYYAAAAYYYYY"
-Ice Cube



posted on Sep, 28 2012 @ 04:35 PM
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Typical media, totally speculating as to where these attacks are originating from. The ABC link states, "Could this be related to the anti-Muslim movie?" And as pointed out above, these attacks started before the movie gained attention.

So they are once again trying to push the narrative that it's the big, bad nasty Muslims doing this. How stupid do they think we are?

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I think you are right on the money with that, Zarniwoop. Seems perfectly timed.
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posted on Sep, 28 2012 @ 05:04 PM
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Yet ANOTHER reason Not to trust I$rael.

Damned hackers!!



posted on Sep, 28 2012 @ 05:34 PM
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Everythings a false flag with you guys lol.

Maybe it is, maybe it isn't. But this is the problem with lying to the people even once. They are never gunna trust you.



posted on Sep, 28 2012 @ 05:34 PM
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double post
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