Iran denies involvement in cyber attacks against US banks



Washington: The Iranian authorities have denied any involvement in the wave of relatively unsophisticated cyber attacks against US financial institutions’ websites.

According to Iran’s state-run media, Tehran’s mission to the UN said that the country ‘respects the international law and refrains from targeting other nations'' economic or financial institutions.’

Iran's missions added in a statement that raising groundless accusations are aimed at sullying Iran''s image and fabricating pretexts to push ahead with and step up illegal actions against the Iranian nation and government’, ABC News reports.

The websites for several major US financial institutions, including Bank of America, PNC, Wells Fargo and the New York Stock Exchange have suffered intermittent disruptions since September, the report said.

The site have been apparently targeted by distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks, designed to flood the websites with enough traffic to knock it out of commission, the report added.

ANI