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Lebanese banks were pentrated by US-Israeli Stuxnet

This probably was reported earlier… but first I see of it.

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/28/technology/hackers-target-banks-including-jpmorgan.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&version=HpSum&module=first-column-region&region=top-news&WT.nav=top-news

“…Banks are also frequent targets for intelligence agencies looking to collect information about their targets. In 2012, Russian security researchers uncovered a computer virus on 2,500 computers, many of them inside major Lebanese banks, including the Bank of Beirut, Blom Bank, Byblos Bank and Credit Libanais. The virus was specifically intended to steal customers’ login credentials to their bank accounts.

The researchers believed the computer virus was state-sponsored and said they had found evidence it had been created by the same programmers who created Flame and Stuxnet, two computer viruses that officials have said were unleashed by the United States and Israel to spy on computers inside Iran.”

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Written by nickbiddlenoe

August 28, 2014 at 5:10 am

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