(Fox Business) Threat of Cyber Attacks Grows as Protesters Turn Digital

Posted by Kendall Harmon

Anger over a film trailer mocking a sanctified Muslim religious figure has sparked violent protests across the Middle East that have taken the lives of dozens of people. Now, the strife is manifesting itself in the form of cyber war waged against America at home.

Over the course of this week, three major U.S. financial institutions have seen their web infrastructure targeted in technical attacks. On at least two occasions, groups or individuals claiming to be aligned with Muslims said the attacks were a reprisal for the ‘Innocence of Muslims’ trailer that ridiculed the Prophet Mohammad.

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