US warns of possible Qaeda financial cyber attack

Friday, 1 December 2006, 1:11 AM EST

The U.S. government has warned U.S. private financial services of an al Qaeda call for a cyber attack against U.S. online stock trading and banking Web sites beginning Friday.

The officials - a person familiar with the warning and a spokesman for the Department of Homeland Security - said the Islamic militant group aimed to penetrate and destroy the databases of the U.S. stock market and banking Web sites.

At Reuters.

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