Wells Fargo recovers after site outage

By | September 27, 2012

Source: Computerworld

by Jeremy Kirk

In this article “Wells Fargo’s website experience intermittent outages on Tuesday, while the hacker group claiming responsibility threatened to hit U.S. Bancorp and PNC Financial Services Group over the next two days.

Wells Fargo apologized on Twitter for the disruption, saying it was working to restore access. By Wednesday morning, the site appeared to be functioning.

A group calling itself the “Mrt. Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Cyber Fighters” said it coordinated the attacks, and planned further ones on U.S. Bancorp on Wednesday and PNC Financial Services Group on Thursday, according to a post on Pastebin.

The method used against Wells Fargo could be a distributed denial-of-service attack, which bombards a website with traffic in an attempt to make it unreachable, although the bank did not indicate the cause.”

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