Wells Fargo Weathers Cyberattack

Browdie, Brian
March 2013
American Banker;3/27/2013, Vol. 178 Issue 47, p17
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The article reports Wells Fargo experienced a cyberattack on March 26, 2013 that prevented some of the bank's customers from accessing their accounts, according to an email from Wells Fargo spokeswoman Sara Hawkins. The article notes the al-Qassam Cyber Fighters hacktivist group has claimed responsibility for some denial of service attacks in the U.S. It also notes TD Bank, Key Bank, JPMorgan Chase, and BB&T have endured cyberattacks.


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