Cyber Fighters May Have Hit JPMorgan Chase

By Robert Vamosi | 3/15/13 5:00 AM

While General Keith Alexander testified before Congress this past week about increased risks of attacks on the financial services industry, attackers apparently shut down the JPMorganChase webiste over a period of two days.

According to the Register, a group of Islamic activists called the Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Cyber Fighters are targeting banks such as Chase, SunTrust, PNC Financial Services Group, US Bancorp, Citigroup, Wells Fargo and Bank of America in a second wave of attacks. A first wave last year targeted a similar group of financial institutions.

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