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Wells Fargo is latest bank to be hit by cyberattacks

As several banks experience outages, one group claims responsibility, saying it's retaliating for the anti-Islam movie and will continue its onslaught until the film is taken off the Web.

Wells Fargo is the most recent mega-bank to be hit by a distributed denial-of-service attack. According to the Wall Street Journal, roughly 220 customers filed complaints of outages on its Web site today saying they had problems logging on.

"The amount of bandwidth that is flooding the websites is very large, much larger than in other attacks, and in a sense unprecedented," chief executive of private security firm CrowdStrike Dmitri Alperovitch told the Wall Street Journal. More...

09-26-2012 15:50