U.S. Financial Sector has raised its Cyber Threat Level from Elevated to High

The Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysis Center (FS-ISAC) has put all United States Banks to  on higher alert against Cyber Attacks.

The FS-ISAC Published today:

The FS-ISAC has raised its Cyber Threat Level from Elevated to High. Issues of concern include the recent credible intelligence regarding the potential for DDoS and other cyber attacks against financial institutions (Advisory ID: 2012-09-037). Additionally, Microsoft is aware of targeted attacks via active exploitation of a zero-day remote code execution vulnerability in Internet Explorer (Advisory ID: 2012-09-035). Members should maintain a heightened level of awareness, apply all appropriate updates and update AV and IDS/IPS signatures, and ensure constant diligence in monitoring and quick response to any malicious events.

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