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Several banks hit by DDoS cyber attacks

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Many banks in the United Arab Emirates were hit by a coordinated distributed-denial-of-service attack on June 30, ITP.net reported.

German security firm Help A.G., which was involved in the clean-up for one of the banks, said that the attacks followed the usual pattern of hacking group Anonymous, "meaning application-level depletion attempts." The security firm said that the attackers wanted to cause maximum disruption to the banks by hitting them on the last day of the month as it is their busiest period.

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