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Hacktivist Group Claims Responsibility for Attack on Bank of America

By Vigilize | Wednesday, March 6, 2013 - Leave a Comment

Bank of America confirms compromise of third-party server is to blame.

Responsibility for a breach in Bank of America’s data security is being claimed by a hacktivist group called Par:AnoIA which is part of the Anonymous Intelligence Agency.

The group’s attack on Bank of America gave them access to data on employees and executives alike. It was reported that the stolen data was stored on a third-party server based in Tel Aviv which Par:AnoIA claims stored its data on an open server. The group released a statement following the attack saying, “this incident shows how irresponsible companies handle the data.”

Bank of America has confirmed that the attack was a result of a compromised third-party server. However, they insist that the server only contained a pilot program and that company systems were not affected by the attack and no customer data was leaked.

Original article by Tracy Kitten.
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