The Latest Cyber Attacks Against US Banks

Did you know that computers often become infected with virus-like programs called “bots” causing “denial of service” incidents on websites? Similar to the large data centers that comprise cloud computing services, hackers have been creating botnets, large networks of infected computers that can operate collectively to perform malicious tasks. Portions of these networks are leased out to others who use them to launch attacks against web sites, among other things.

The recent bank attacks are examples of what can be done easily with the power of a botnet and nefarious schemes. For more information on the recent incidents, read my quotes from the article, “KeyCorp, U.S. Bank web sites hit in the latest cyber attack against nation’s largest banks.”

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Eric Vanderburg

Eric Vanderburg is an author, thought leader, and consultant. He serves as the Vice President of Cybersecurity at TCDI and Vice Chairman of the board at TechMin. He is best known for his insight on cybersecurity, privacy, data protection, and storage. Eric is a continual learner who has earned over 40 technology and security certifications. He has a strong desire to share technology insights with the community. Eric is the author of several books and he frequently writes articles for magazines, journals, and other publications.


  1. Sarah,

    Most of the banks are just experiencing slowness but keep your eyes out for any breach messages from them. If these attacks do result in a data breach of your personal information, you might need to take actions to protect your identity. They will send out notifications if this does occur. In this case, you would want to contact your credit reporting services and they will issue new account numbers if those are compromised. If your social was stolen, you can contact the social security administration.

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