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WSJ: Large banks in the US recorded an increase in the number of cyber attacks

Several large US banks recorded in recent weeks an increase in the number of cyber attacks against their computer systems. This was reported on Sunday, an electronic version of The Wall Street Journal.

According to its sources, it concerns, in particular, the following financial institutions: Bank of America, Citigroup, JPMorgan Chase and Wells Fargo. As noted in the publication, "hackers, apparently, are looking for weaknesses in computer networks of firms." The US federal authorities, including representatives of the US Treasury Department, recommended that the management of banks take steps to prepare for attempts to tamper with their systems.

Obtaining unauthorized access to information in the databases of large banks, as stated by the publication, may, in particular, lead to a destabilization of the market situation. As stated in the material, in the light of the growing threat to banks, a more active role, rather than earlier, has become in the past few weeks to play a division of the US Treasury specializing in risk assessment by hackers.

In September, information security experts stated that over the past year, hackers have become much more likely to use special malicious software in order to use other people's computers for hidden cryptocurrency generation. Such a conclusion is given in the report of the Cyber ​​Threat Alliance (CTA, Alliance Against Cyber ​​Threats). It is based on a number of companies in the US developing antivirus software.

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