Fox News – (National) SunTrust the latest victim in cyber attack saga. SunTrust seemed to be the latest bank targeted with a denial of service attack October 10 in a chain of cyber attacks that hit Capital One October 9 and other major Wall Street institutions in September. The hacking group in a blogpost October 8 said it would target Capital One October 9, regional bank SunTrust October 10, and Regions Financial October 11. A handful of users reported on Twitter and SiteDown.co they were having issues accessing SunTrust‘s e-banking Web site. That is different from some of the earlier attacks where customers could not access the main customer Web site altogether. When attempting to log on, some customers complained of receiving - 6 - one of two error messages: Server Unavailable or Server is too busy. We have seen increased traffic today and have experienced some intermittent service availability, a SunTrust spokesperson said. October 9, SunTrust said that it was aware of the threat and was working to mitigate any disruption to clients should an attack occur. The group threatened to pursue more cyber attacks the week of October 15 and has long said it will not stop until a video mocking the Islam religion first posted to YouTube is removed from the Internet.
Ali Loney, on October 10, 2012