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Iran Behind Cyber Attacks On U.S. Banks 306

Posted by Soulskill
from the turnabout-is-fair-play dept.
New submitter who_stole_my_kidneys writes "Evidence suggests the Iranian government is behind cyberattacks this week that have targeted the websites of JPMorgan Chase and Bank of America. The attacks are described by one source, a former U.S. official, as being 'significant and ongoing,' and looking to cause 'functional and significant damage.' Another source suggested the attacks were in response to U.S. sanctions on Iranian banks."
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Iran Behind Cyber Attacks On U.S. Banks

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  • Good (Score:5, Interesting)

    by Hatta (162192) on Friday September 21, 2012 @04:34PM (#41415105) Journal

    Iran is doing more to punish those criminals than our own government is. Thanks Iran.

  • I wonder how and why (Score:5, Interesting)

    by circletimessquare (444983) <> on Friday September 21, 2012 @04:40PM (#41415187) Homepage Journal

    The brave cyberwarriors of the theocracy can on one hand fight for the glory of their dogmatic institutions, while using the technology that the infidels invented, that they wouldn't even possess, without assembly in infidel lands.

    How is God great when it is the godless who provides the tools used to prove God is great?

  • Re:Maybe... (Score:5, Interesting)

    by berashith (222128) on Friday September 21, 2012 @04:59PM (#41415413)

    oh, that was all so long ago... only half of the Iranian's currently living there are old enough to remember those things. Maybe more would be alive if we hadnt propped up their neighbor who was happily killing them with our chemical weapons, but again, that is history now.

  • yes, the usa and the uk did bad things in the cold war. so did the soviet union. in fact, every single goddam country in the world has a black mark on its past from some point in its history

    what does that mean? NOTHING. what the usa did in the cold war has zero, ZERO bearing on the beliefs and will and agenda of the actual iranians in charge of the actual country of iran today

    are iranians an angry hive of bees? dumb forces of nature? i don't think so. but you think so: according to you, iranians are not real people, capable of their own motivations, ideas and thoughts. in your mind iranians are only cardboard cut out automatons, whose range of actions are confined to mirror image reflections... of what somebody did in the west 60 years ago!

    colonialism is over. the cold war is dead. the point of history is to learn from it, not be TRAPPED in it

    i mean let's put it this way: bin laden bombed the wtc on 9/11/2001. therefore, i can blame all politics in the usa since that point in time on saudi arabia. right? bush was elected again in 2004 because of bin laden. obama was elected in 2008 because of bin laden. the dream act being stymied out is because bin laden. iphone 5 is because of bin laden. it's the year 2045, some guy in the usa landed on mars. of course, because of what bin laden did in 2001

    do you see how stupid this is?

    i lose my patience with this condescending, patronizing ignorance where, in your mind, all sources of good, or bad, can only flow from the west

    brain dead dipshit: there are actual people with their own original ideas in other parts of the world. shocking huh? (such as islamic rule, which was the basis of the iranian revolution in 1979... did the usa invent islamic rule?)

    stop commenting on international issues, it's embarrassing

  • by Sycraft-fu (314770) on Friday September 21, 2012 @07:44PM (#41416925)

    You know the US has had some countries it has had a beef with in the past. The UK, Germany, Japan, and so on. You might want to examine their reaction, their relations these days.

    There is something to be said for "forgive and forget" rather than holding a grudge until the end of eternity.

    For that matter, were the US to apply the same logic they'd have plenty of reason to hold a grudge forever against Iran. The embassy hostage situation would be a good example. A gross violation of international and US law, not to mention human rights and a literal act of war.

    If you want to subscribe to the concept of "never forgive, never forget, get revenge no matter how long," you might want to consider what that would do for international relations, particularly if big powerful countries like the US and China decided to play that way (look up what Japan did to China in WW2).

    Otherwise maybe we should hold the idea that nations need to swallow their pride, let bygones be bygones, and try to make progress. They will not agree with everything the others do, but they can learn to play nice.

The trouble with opportunity is that it always comes disguised as hard work. -- Herbert V. Prochnow