Sunday, September 23, 2012
Iranian hackers target Bank of America, JPMorgan, Citi
Iranian hackers have repeatedly attacked Bank of America Corp, JPMorgan Chase & Co and Citigroup Inc 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. They said there was evidence suggesting the hackers targeted the three banks in retaliation for their enforcement of Western economic sanctions against Iran. Visit our site to learn about computer forensics or Information Security. Cases of computer trespass or criminal hacking allegations may involve complex legal issues that may be addressed by an Internet lawyer.