Financial institutions under cyber attack in 2017 says FBI

The cyber attacks are relentless..... with no sign of abating   Just to the contrary....

Financial Institutions under cyber attack in 2017 says FBI That we all need to be on guard how much, and to whom, we disclose personal details, is ever more important.     None of us have any control of how a bank or other third party safeguards our information, but we can safeguard ourselves by at least deploying the use of LifeBank to keep as much of ourselves to ourselves - and off the cloud.The Wall Street Journal explains what is happening out there..."Cybersecurity specialists have found evidence suggesting that recent attacks on institutions in Poland are part of an international hacking effort targeting financial institutions in the U.S., Mexico and the United Kingdom—an attack that shares traits with the 2014 attack on Sony Corp. The hacks began late last year, installing unauthorized code on websites belonging to financial regulators, then using those to attack computers belonging to a select list of global financial institutions, according to researchers who have examined the attacks at security vendors Symantec Corp. and BAE Systems PLC.It is unclear to the researchers exactly how many banks were compromised or whether any suffered financial losses. But the researchers say it appears to be part of a well-organized and broad hacking effort that shares links to other attacks including the devastating 2014 hack that destroyed systems and exposed email messages at Sony Pictures Entertainment. U.S. officials have said North Korea was responsible for that attack. North Korea has denied that, though said its supporters might have done it."***"In November the Federal Bureau of Investigation warned U.S. financial institutions that it was “monitoring emerging reports indicating that well-resourced and organized malicious cyber actors have intentions to target the U.S. financial sector.”  

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