NCRI – U.S. government and security researchers say that the massive wave of DDoS attacks that hit U.S. banks recently was the work of regime in Iran, according to a report by New York Time published on Tuesday.
“There is no doubt within the U.S. government that Iran is behind these attacks,” James A. Lewis, a former official in the State and Commerce departments and a computer security expert at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, told the Times.
“The amount of bandwidth that is flooding the websites is very large, much larger than in other attacks, and in a sense unprecedented,” chief executive of private security firm CrowdStrike Dmitri Alperovitch told the Wall Street Journal in September.
An unknown group called the “cyber fighters of Izz ad-din Al qassam” has claimed responsibility for the attacks. However, according to the New York Times, officials now believe that Izz ad-din Al qassam was actually a cover for Iranian regime.