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Your Bank Got Hacked!

Over the last week, the largest ever single breach of US Banks occurred as hackers redirected extremely large amounts of traffic to US Banks that it slowed, if not shut down, Banks websites.  Cyber-attacks on the biggest U.S. banks, including JPMorgan Chase, Bank of America, and Wells Fargo, have breached some of the nation’s most advanced computer defenses and exposed the vulnerability of its infrastructure, said cyber security specialists tracking the assaults.  Terrorists from Iran have claimed responsibility in what analysts say is a direct result of the pressure being put on the Iranian economy from the US and Europe.  While the group is using a method known as distributed denial-of-service, or DDoS, to overwhelm financial-industry websites with traffic from hijacked computers, the attacks have taken control of commercial servers that have much more power, according to the specialists.

While the attacks didn’t affect the ATM networks of the banks or have any critical information or money stolen, it was enough of a headache to call for a closed door session in the White House. President Barack Obama’s administration to circulate a draft executive order that would create a program to shield vital computer networks from cyber-attacks, something the Senate failed to pass last month as security specialists warned of this imminent attack.

TBNG Consulting believes in an active security strategy, utilizing a defense-in-depth methodology by which a layered approach to security protects your organization against the countless threats discovered each and every day. TBNG Consulting’s highly qualified engineers have the expertise and experience to make a difference in your work environment.  To learn more, contact us today at contact@tbngconsulting.com or at 855-512-4817.

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