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    Hackers, Possibly From Middle East, Block U.S. Banks' Websites

    The financial and banking industries are on high alert tonight as a massive cyberattack continues, with potentially millions of customers of Bank of America, PNC and Wells Fargo finding themselves blocked from banking online.
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    Cyber terrorist attack??
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    Re: Hackers, Possibly From Middle East, Block U.S. Banks' Websites

    That's already overdue. Science Fiction coming to life. Soon, a Malevolent A.I. will appear and destroy the world's banking and communication systems. I read the books so I know what to do.

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    Re: Hackers, Possibly From Middle East, Block U.S. Banks' Websites

    One more reason why I don't bank online. Or pay bills online.

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    Re: Hackers, Possibly From Middle East, Block U.S. Banks' Websites

    "terrorist attack"? I think thats a bit strong...


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    Re: Hackers, Possibly From Middle East, Block U.S. Banks' Websites

    It's a cyber attack, not a terrorist attack.
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    Re: Hackers, Possibly From Middle East, Block U.S. Banks' Websites

    Didn't affect me. I moved all my money from the big bank I had it in to the Musicians' Union Credit Union here in Houston.
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    Re: Hackers, Possibly From Middle East, Block U.S. Banks' Websites

    Maybe a Chinese attack made to appear as if it was a Middle Eastern attack.

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    Re: Hackers, Possibly From Middle East, Block U.S. Banks' Websites

    Quote Originally Posted by Khayembii Communique View Post
    It's a cyber attack, not a terrorist attack.
    What if it was launched by al Qaeda?
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    Re: Hackers, Possibly From Middle East, Block U.S. Banks' Websites

    Quote Originally Posted by Henry David View Post
    One more reason why I don't bank online. Or pay bills online.
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    Re: Hackers, Possibly From Middle East, Block U.S. Banks' Websites

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    What if it was launched by al Qaeda?
    I highly doubt it. Many countries have extreme control over the internet and filters in place to keep their citizens from accessing certain websites and content. The middle east is really strict. Their governments want to keep their citizens under control.

    On the other hand, it's really easy to use a proxy on your computer to make you look like your accessing the internet from another country. I'm not a hacker by any means, but I tried a proxy before and it's really interesting how you can't get to some websites when you appear to be coming from another country. We're just spoiled here in the US since we are allowed to go wherever we want and do whatever we want. The internet isn't the same for everyone.
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