The number of cyber attacks on U.S. banks is rising. This week, attacks struck the websites of BB&T, HSBC, Ally Financial and Capital One Financial. It was the second hit for Capital One within the past 30 days and follows attacks on Bank of America, JPMorgan Chase PNC Financial Services, SunTrust Banks and Regions Financial.
Customers trying to use those websites after an attack were denied access or faced long delays.
Larry Castro, a managing director of The Chertoff Group, tells The Daily Ticker, that there's been no breach of customer personal data or financial information as a result of these attacks, according to bank reports. Castro, who spent 44 years at the National Security Agency, says these "denial of service" attacks are "a significant nuisance" but not as serious as a loss of actual personal data.
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