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    Hackers, Possibly From Middle East, Block U.S. Banks' Websites

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    Post  Carol Fri Sep 28, 2012 10:40 pm

    The financial and banking industries are on high alert tonight as a massive cyberattack continues, with potentially millions of customers of Bank of America, PNC and Wells Fargo finding themselves blocked from banking online. Sources told ABC News that the so-called denial of service attacks had been caused by hackers from the Middle East who had secretly transmitted signals commandeering thousands of computers worldwide. Those computers -- or "zombies" -- were then used to overwhelm bank websites with a barrage of electronic traffic. Different banks have been targeted on different days.


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    Post  burgundia Sat Sep 29, 2012 2:25 am

    Undoubtedly from Iran...lol...lol...lol
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    Post  Carol Sat Sep 29, 2012 10:01 am

    Actually I never liked those particular banks in the first place due to all of their outrageous fees they charge for one thing or another. They even charge a fee if you want to find out how much money you have in your account. Just another reason to bank with credit unions. I also refuse to use any of their credit cards for similar reasons as interest rates are so high one would have to be an idiot to think having one of their credit cards is a good idea. Again, credit unions have low rates on credit cards and are a much smarter choice if someone needs a credit card.


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