Attacks on bank sites focus on destruction, experts say

03/31/2013 | New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

A cyberattack that took American Express offline briefly on Thursday is part of a continuing assault on U.S. financial institutions that experts say is focused on destruction. "The attacks have changed from espionage to destruction," said Alan Paller, director of research at the SANS Institute, a cybersecurity training organization. "Nations are actively testing how far they can go before we will respond."

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