Thursday, October 18, 2012

BB&T latest victim of cyberattacks on banks

BB&T has become the latest bank affected by website slowdowns, which the bank acknowledged Wednesday were the result of a cyberattack, according to industry publication Bank Info Security.

Customers will still reporting issues with accessing their online accounts with the Winston-Salem bank midday Thursday, according to

In mid-September, Bank of America was one of the first to be affected by website slowdowns, though the bank would not confirm they were the result of a cyberattack. They quickly spread to Wells Fargo, JPMorgan Chase, Citigroup and PNC.

Both Bank of America and Wells Fargo said that no customer information was compromised.

This week, the attacks were renewed, Bank Info Security says, hitting Regions Financial, SunTrust and Capital One.


Seattle IT Consulting said...

I've heard the attackers are looking for targets that have footprints on employees' desktops so they can compromise those employees and get access to accounts. Sad to hear about this news.