Denial-of-service attack takes down JP Morgan Chase sites

The Web sites for banking giant JP Morgan Chase are offline this afternoon as the result of a distributed-denial-of-service attack, a representative told CNET.

The site’s usual banking tools and content were replaced this afternoon with a message that said:

Our website is temporarily down, but our branches and Mobile Apps are available. Please try again later.

Hackers have ratcheted up their assaults on financial institutions in recent months, using DDoS attacks to take down Wells Fargo,Bank of America, Chase, Citigroup, HSBC, and others. Though initially it was unclear who was behind the attacks, government officials and security researchers said in January that Iran was responsible for these cyberattacks.

Full article: Denial-of-service attack takes down JP Morgan Chase sites (C|Net)

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