– September 22, 2012
Informed sources said that Iranians staged frequent electronic attacks on the Bank of America and JP. Morgan and Citigroup over the past twelve months, as part of a campaign extensive electronic targeting the United States.
The sources added that the attacks, which began in late 2011 and escalated this year was mostly cut in service, where disrupted the websites of banks and their networks of through submerged Comm.
It was not yet clear if the attackers were able to inflict significant damage computer networks or steal sensitive data.
The sources told Reuters that there is evidence that the attackers targeted banks in response to the application of Western economic sanctions on Iran.
Iran boosted their electronic after that affected its nuclear program in 2010 with the virus “stakes Net” which is believed widely that the production of the United States. The Tehran openly talked about its intentions to build an army-mail and encouraged citizens to attack the networks in Western countries.
The sources, who asked not reveal their identities because they are not authorized to speak about this, that the attacks on the three largest U.S. banks launched from Iran, but it is not clear whether that was launched is the state or groups acting on behalf of the government or citizens.
She explained that the attacks shed new light on Iran’s potential capabilities to launch attacks on information networks in Western countries.
One of the sources said, referring to Iran’s electronic capabilities, “most people did not take Iran seriously. Now, most people thought that have a large account.”
Officials were not available Iranians for comment. And refused to Bank of America and JP. Morgan and Citigroup to make a comment, also refused and the U.S. Department of Defense (Pentagon) and the Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the National Security Agency.
Said Senator Joseph Lieberman, chairman of the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Senate, on Friday, said he believed that Iran was behind the attacks.
He said in a television interview, “I think that this is the work of Iran and the Qods Force, which has special abilities for the development of cyber-attacks.”
Lieberman said, “I think it’s a response to the growing economic sanctions imposed by the powerful United States and our European allies on Iran’s financial institutions.”