US probes wave of cyber attacks on banks

By Tom Braithwaite and Hannah Kuchler in San Francisco

US authorities are investigating a new wave of cyber attacks against American financial institutions, including JPMorgan Chase, the largest US bank by assets.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation said on Wednesday it was working with the US Secret Service “to determine the scope of recently reported cyber attacks against several American financial institutions”.

“Combating cyber threats and criminals remains a top priority for the United States government,” the FBI added. “We are constantly working with American companies to fight cyber attacks.”

Copyright: The Financial Times Limited 2014.


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