Several major bank websites have been attacked recently. A Middle East group claims responsibility.
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Had trouble logging in to your bank website recently? You're not alone. Several media reports have noted recently that several major U.S. banks, such as Wells Fargo, J.P. Morgan Chase, and Bank of America, have been hit with cyber attacks to their websites. Several of these banks have branches in Peachtree Corners and Gwinnett County. CNN.com reported that the attackers, who took aim at Bank of America first, went after their targets in sequence. Thursday's victim was PNC's website. The Los Angeles Times reported that a "Middle East hacker group" is responsible. A group identifying itself as Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Cyber Fighters attacked the websites. The banks said account and personal information for their online and mobile customers were…
That is what the Dept. of Homeland Security wants you to remember at 2 p.m. EST Nov. 9 when it conducts its first nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System.
Sunday, November 6, 2011
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security will conduct the first nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System this Wednesday. According to the official website, the Federal Emergency Management Agency will be working in partnership with the Federal Communications Commission and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to conduct the first nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) at 2 p.m. EST on Nov. 9. The EAS test plays a key role in ensuring the nation is prepared for any type of hazard and that the U.S. public can receive critical and vital information should it ever be needed. Over the past year, these agencies have been working with the broadcast community, cable operators and programmers as well as other …