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Wednesday, 26 September 2012 14:55

Wells Fargo hit by rustlers

Written by Nick Farrell

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This is not a repeat of 1860

Wells Fargo & Co, which is more famous for its stage coach service and dealing with Injuns, is the latest bank to suffer problems with its website amid heightened concerns about cyber attacks against U.S. financial institutions.

The company is the fourth-largest US bank by assets and is telling the world that some of its customers experienced intermittent access issues on Tuesday. The bank said it was working to quickly resolve the issues, a spokeswoman said, declining to comment on the source of the problem.

Wells Fargo's problems came the same day that an unidentified person on the Internet called on "cyberspace workers" to attack the bank's site. In a posting on pastebin.com, the person also warned of attacks later this week against U.S. Bancorp and PNC Financial Services Group Inc.

A similar posting last week made threats against Bank of America and the New York Stock Exchange. Apparently the attacks are motivated by Muslims angered by the anti-Mohamed flick.

Senator Joseph Lieberman, chairman of the Senate's Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, said Iran was behind the attacks. Iranian hackers have repeatedly attacked Bank of America, JPMorgan and Citigroup Inc over the past year as part of a broad cyber campaign targeting the United States, according to people familiar with the situation.


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