Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Iran Steps Up Cyber Attacks On U.S. Financial Institutions

Cyber Jihad -- Washington Free Beacon

Iran steps up cyber attacks on U.S. financial institutions.

Iran is continuing aggressive cyber attacks against U.S. financial institutions and officials say the U.S. government has failed to take steps to halt the electronic strikes.

The sophisticated denial-of-service cyber attacks have been underway for several months and involve Iranian-origin hackers who flood banking and financial institution web sites with massive log-in attempts that disrupt or halt remote banking services.

“The are going after the same types of sites,” said an intelligence official familiar with reports of the attacks.

The official criticized the Obama administration for failing to protect American corporations from what the official said were state-sponsored cyber attacks.

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Update #1: Iran stages cyber warfare drill alongside Hormuz naval exercise -- RT
Update #2: U.S. Banks Again Hit by Wave of Cyberattacks -- New York Times

My Comment: If these reports are true, it appears that Iran is focused on trying to find ways to cripple America's financial infrastructure .... and what is remarkable about these cyber attacks is that Iran is not making any efforts to hide it.

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