HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » General Discussion (Forum) » Just received this email ...
Introducing Discussionist: A new forum by the creators of DU

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 11:00 PM

 

Just received this email from my bank

A number of banks in the U.S., including PNC, are seeing an unusually high volume of traffic at their Internet connections. This volume of traffic is consistent with threatened cyber attacks on the U.S. banking system and is designed to cause access delays for legitimate internet customers. For several weeks, PNC has taken steps to block this traffic and maintain online and mobile banking access for the vast majority of its customers. In some cases, those measures also may have blocked access to a small percentage of legitimate PNC customers for an extended period. We sincerely apologize to those affected.

17 replies, 2433 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 17 replies Author Time Post
Reply Just received this email from my bank (Original post)
UnrepentantLiberal Jan 2013 OP
graham4anything Jan 2013 #1
ibegurpard Jan 2013 #2
graham4anything Jan 2013 #4
Bluenorthwest Jan 2013 #14
graham4anything Jan 2013 #16
Ohio Joe Jan 2013 #3
PeaceNikki Jan 2013 #9
jimlup Jan 2013 #5
ibegurpard Jan 2013 #6
OneTenthofOnePercent Jan 2013 #12
marybourg Jan 2013 #7
octoberlib Jan 2013 #8
UnrepentantLiberal Jan 2013 #10
mindwalker_i Jan 2013 #11
graham4anything Jan 2013 #13
mmonk Jan 2013 #15
mindwalker_i Jan 2013 #17

Response to UnrepentantLiberal (Original post)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 11:02 PM

1. Internet terrorism and damage from hacking is a major concern.Hackers need to be arrested

 

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to graham4anything (Reply #1)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 11:04 PM

2. that's the price we pay for insisting everything be networked and online.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to ibegurpard (Reply #2)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 11:06 PM

4. Due dillegence and the ability to do whatever it takes to keep it safe is the way to go now

 

In general, most banks are down a few hours a week for maintance.

In real life, banks close at 3pm and don't reopen til the morning anyhow.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to graham4anything (Reply #4)

Sat Jan 5, 2013, 07:52 AM

14. Banks have not closed at 3pm for years and years and years now....in real life that is.

I guess you could find one that does. Maybe. Somewhere.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Bluenorthwest (Reply #14)

Sat Jan 5, 2013, 10:54 AM

16. all banks I know. Doors close at 3. some may have windows open til 5.

 

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to graham4anything (Reply #1)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 11:05 PM

3. Script kiddies need to be arrested

Actual Hackers do not believe in making the internet suck, they should be left alone.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to graham4anything (Reply #1)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 11:09 PM

9. they aren't hacking, they're attacking, big difference

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to UnrepentantLiberal (Original post)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 11:07 PM

5. But one of many reasons why I never agree to go "paperless"

fucking banks. I'm sorry but I have little sympathy for them. They need to make their systems secure and if they can't figure it out with all their big heads who spend so much of their time thinking of how to extort money from customers then they should suffer the consequences of their misplaced priorities.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to jimlup (Reply #5)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 11:08 PM

6. bravo!

my sentiments exactly.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to jimlup (Reply #5)


Response to UnrepentantLiberal (Original post)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 11:08 PM

7. They read this on NPR Morning Edition this morning.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to UnrepentantLiberal (Original post)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 11:08 PM

8. More info

The attacks appear to be the second stage of a campaign that began in September, when a hacker group calling itself Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Cyber Fighters took credit for a series of attacks on the Web sites of Bank of America, Citigroup, U.S. Bank, Wells Fargo and PNC that caused intermittent delays.

The group said it had attacked the banks in retaliation for an anti-Islam video that mocked the Prophet Muhammad and pledged to continue its campaign until the video was removed from the Internet. They called the campaign Operation Ababil, a Koran reference to the swallows Allah sent to attack an army of elephants dispatched by the King of Yemen to attack Mecca in 571 A.D.In an online post on Tuesday, the group said that it had resumed Operation Ababil and that, over the last several weeks, it had focused on nine banks: JPMorgan Chase, Bank of America, Citigroup, Wells Fargo, U.S. Bancorp, PNC, BB&T, Suntrust and Regions Financial.



http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/01/04/u-s-banks-again-hit-by-wave-of-cyberattacks/




Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to octoberlib (Reply #8)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 11:12 PM

10. Huh.

 

I didn't see anything about this.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to UnrepentantLiberal (Original post)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 11:52 PM

11. It's a damn good thing this happens

If it didn't, there wouldn't be any effort spent developing better systems, learning to secure systems, encryption, etc. Then, when someone did try to break into someone's systems, like China, or the CIA, there would be absolutely nothing to stop them. Like immune systems, there need to be constant threats to cause evolution of computer systems.

Another thing is that computers are evolving so quickly, it's easy for security to become obsolete. It would be so easy for them to all become completely unsecure in no time that the damage done by any threat would be huge.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to mindwalker_i (Reply #11)

Sat Jan 5, 2013, 04:27 AM

13. Reminds me of the way the NRA & Cheats in sports like Lance Armstrong game the system

 

it reminds me of the cheaters in sports like Lance Armstrong and the steroids in baseball
by the time they finally get rules in place to stop one thing from being done,
the cheats already are onto something new

With sports it just cheats the public and the players themselves who couldn't win without cheating

With guns it means more dead people like in CT and Colorado

With the internet, hackers can wipe out the entire economy same as BinLaden did on 9-11
wiped out the economy of the nation for 8 years til President Obama took office

Its damn good that the banks tell customers that there are problems and do not cover it up.

and that they employ people to make their systems better instead of stagnant.

I am not quite sure why people glorify this or make heroes out of these people.
In the movies rah rah it is fun, but in real life, 100% of the people can lose everything in an instance.
It is like pushing a person into traffic.
and a crowd gathers and laughs
what the hell is funny about that?

Maybe the old days when you went to a bank, waited on line inside and they gave you a bankbook you bought in back and forth and saw your transaction is the best way.
People want to make it easy on themselves, but in the old days these things didn't happen
this way. (and people got out more and weren't as obsese as they are now in this nation.
Maybe it was because sitting on the internet doesn't require actual movement or something, I don't know).

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to mindwalker_i (Reply #11)

Sat Jan 5, 2013, 08:13 AM

15. True.

But it can be a rough ride sometimes.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to mmonk (Reply #15)

Sat Jan 5, 2013, 02:02 PM

17. No doubt

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread