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Cyber Fighters May Have Hit JPMorgan Chase

June 25, 2014

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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US Banks Once Again Face Cyber Attacks

June 25, 2014

Last September, twenty-six US banks were identified as targets of a massive distributed denial of service-based (DDoS-based) cyber attack. The threat remains, say Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Cyber Fighters, the criminal hackers responsible for the first wave.

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