Cyber attacks hit big banks: Wells Fargo, U.S. Bank

11:06 PM, Sep 26, 2012   |    comments
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GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. - Recent cyber attacks have large banks watching their websites closely. First it was JP Morgan, then Wells Fargo, now it's U.S. Bank.

Tom Joyce, a spokesperson for U.S. Bank said they have seen unusual and coordinated high activity but said customers' data and funds are secure.

When the attack happens customers will often get a message saying they can't connect to the bank's website. This "denial of service attacks" occurs when hackers flood the website causing it slow down or stop working completely.

Joyce expects the attack to last 8 hours and said it will be intermittent throughout the day.

PNC is expected to be the next big bank to suffer a cyber attack. The hacker groups said it will launch an attack on Thursday.

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