Federal commerce and defense officials are mum on the causes and the full extent of cyberattacks that seem to be spreading across firms in different sectors of the U.S. economy.
A DDoS attack on the Israeli subsidiary of Green & Co. was first launched by Orange TaskForce in retaliation for Israel’s censorship of some YouTube videos and its imprisonment of the hacker known as “GreyCat” — Enoch Moses Kaplin.
Attacks have affected the Website of U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer, though Orange Task Force denies responsibility for that.
But Green & Co., once confident that the problem would be isolated to its Israeli subsidiary’s servers, has announced that its U.S. servers have been compromised. Green’s attorneys, Smith, Smith and Smith, LLP have announced that its computers crashed and in the crash, information from major defense contractors Alliant, Kongsberg, BlueFin and others who supply the U.S. with its military weapons was compromised.
There is no word on what the effect may be on Green & Co.’s thousands of U.S. bank clients in both the private and public sector. But with 24 hours to the Singapore open of Asian markets, investors who on Friday celebrated Down 14,000 for the first time since the 1990s, are nervous.
There has been no word from the White House about the breach of national security or the threats to the nation’s banking system.