Massive Cyber Attack on US Banks

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    Protest group offended by YouTube video of Prophet Muhammad again targets PNC Bank

    December 11, 2012 1:52 pm
    By Patricia Sabatini


    A protest group that claimed responsibility for a wave of digital attacks on big U.S. banks in the fall -- including Pittsburgh-based PNC Bank -- apparently has PNC in its crosshairs again.

    The al-Qassam Cyber Fighters said in an Internet posting that the group planned a second round of attacks this week on PNC and four other banks -- JPMorgan Chase, Bank of America, U.S. Bank and SunTrust.

    This afternoon, PNC started having problems with its website.

    "Some PNC customers may be experiencing intermittent difficulty logging into PNC's website on the first attempt," spokeswoman Amy Vargo said in an email.

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    Read more: Protest group offended by YouTube video of Prophet Muhammad again targets PNC Bank - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
     
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    Report: Massive Cyberattack on US Banks Planned

    Thursday, 13 Dec 2012 10:34 AM
    By Michael Kling

    Criminals intent on stealing millions of dollars from consumer bank accounts plan to unleash a massive cyberattack on major U.S. banks, security firm McAfee warns in a new report.

    McAfee’s report confirms a warning from RSA, the security division of EMC Corp., which said in October that a criminal ring had created an advanced cyberattack to steal money from bank accounts at major banks, according to CNNMoney.

    McAfee believes the gang of criminals is set to launch the attack, known as Project Blitzkrieg, this coming spring. The attack, a sophisticated Trojan, had already been successfully tested on at least 300 bank accounts.

    Editor's Note: The ‘Unthinkable’ Could Happen — Wall Street Journal. Prepare for Meltdown

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    Information on Potential Cyber Attack

    To our Valued Customers:

    PNC is aware that some U.S. banks may be the target of a potential cyber attack. This potential threat could result in a high volume of electronic traffic that may make it difficult for our customers to log onto online banking. Please be assured that PNC's website is protected by sophisticated encryption strategies that shield customer information and accounts. We have no information regarding timing, duration or intensity of this potential threat.

    Please continue to follow us on Twitter (@PNCNews) and on Facebook (www.facebook.com/PNCBank) for additional updates. General customer questions are addressed on Twitter @PNCBank_Help. Remember to protect yourself, do not share personal or financial information on Twitter, or any other non-secure sites.

    https://www.pnc.com/webapp/unsec/Homepage.do?siteArea=/pnccorp/PNC/Home/Personal
     
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    Iranian cyber scientists reverse engineer malware used against them, turn it to their advantage...
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    US general warns over Iranian cyber-soldiers
    18 January 2013 - Iran's nuclear programme has been hit by viruses that targeted industrial machinery
     
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    China Leads World in Cyber Espionage, says Report
    April 24, 2013 - China leads the world in computer espionage, according to an annual report that monitors the state of global cyber threats.

     
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    In Hours, Thieves Took $45 Million in A.T.M. Scheme

    By MARC SANTORA
    Published: May 9, 2013

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    Elvis Rafael Rodriguez, left, and Emir Yasser Yeje, two of those charged in Brooklyn on Thursday, posed in March with approximately $40,000 in cash that the authorities say they were laundering.


    It was a brazen bank heist, but a 21st-century version in which the criminals never wore ski masks, threatened a teller or set foot in a vault.

    In two precision operations that involved people in more than two dozen countries acting in close coordination and with surgical precision, thieves stole $45 million from thousands of A.T.M.’s in a matter of hours.

    In New York City alone, the thieves responsible for A.T.M. withdrawals struck 2,904 machines over 10 hours starting on Feb. 19, withdrawing $2.4 million.

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    It was unclear to whom the hacked accounts belonged, and who might ultimately be responsible for the losses.

    The indictment suggests a far-reaching operation, but there were few details about the people responsible for conducting the hacking or who might be leading the global operation. Law enforcement agencies in more than a dozen countries are still investigating, according to federal prosecutors. The authorities said the leader of the New York cashing crew was Alberto Lajud-Peña, 23, whose body was found in the Dominican Republic late last month. Seven other people were charged with conspiracy to commit “access device fraud” and money laundering.

    The prosecutors said they were all American citizens and were based in Yonkers. The age of one defendant was given as 35; the others were all said to be 22 to 24. Mr. Lajud-Peña fled the United States just as the authorities were starting to make arrests of members of his crew, the law enforcement official said.

    On April 27, according to news reports from the Dominican Republic, two hooded gunmen stormed a house where he was playing dominoes and began shooting. A manila envelope containing about $100,000 in cash remained untouched.

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    FBI says more cooperation with banks key to probe of cyber attacks
    14 May`13 WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The FBI last month gave temporary security clearances to scores of U.S. bank executives to brief them on the investigation into the cyber attacks that have repeatedly disrupted online banking websites for most of a year.
     
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    JPMorgan investigating possible cyberattack
    Aug 28,`14 -- JPMorgan Chase, the nation's biggest bank by assets, is working with law enforcement officials to investigate a possible cyberattack, said a person familiar with the situation who spoke on condition of anonymity, though the bank isn't currently seeing any unusual fraud activity at the time.
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    FBI investigating reports of attacks on US banks
    Aug 27,`14 -- The FBI said Wednesday it's working with the Secret Service to determine the scope of recently reported cyberattacks against several U.S. financial institutions.
     
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