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October 19, 2012

More Banks Come Under Denial-of-Service Attack

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By Robert Lemos, eWeek

Capital One and SunTrust came under attack this week using denial-of-service techniques that are evading defenses meant to blunt such attacks. Capitol One and SunTrust Banks have become the latest targets of hackers who have leveled attacks at U.S. financial institutions in alleged retaliation for the posting of a movie on YouTube that has offended some Muslims. On Oct. 8, a group calling itself the Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Cyber Fighters posted a message on Pastebin stating that Capital One, SunTrust Banks and Regions Financial would each suffer an eight-hour attack starting with Capital One the next day. Even with the advanced warning, the financial institutions suffered outages, with Capital One’s site frequently inaccessible during the eight-hour period.

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