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Wednesday
Jan092013

Iran Behind Hacking of Banking Sites?

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Recent hits on dozens of online banking sites may be the work of government-backed hackers in Iran, according to U.S. security officials. 

Since last September, hackers have cause slowdowns and other disruptions to widely-used banking sites.  Citigroup, Wells Fargo, Capital One, HSBC and Bank of America are among the sites that were hit. 

According to The New York Times, "the skill required to carry out attacks on this scale has convinced United States government officials and security researchers that they are the work of Iran, most likely in retaliation for economic sanctions and online attacks by the United States."

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