Take this information as you wish, but the U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team is warning that Al Qaeda may be launching a cyber attack against United States financial institutions during the month of December -- as early as tomorrow. The reported attack would consist of a denial of service attack against US stocks and banking websites.

What actually shocked me more than the news itself was when this hit breaking news just now on cable TV here in the United States, they actually said it would be a denial of service attack. I never heard DOS attacks mentioned on national news before, but figured they would have just called it "flooding a network with lots of unwanted data" or bring in some special tech reported to explain such attacks.

Reuters -- http://today.reuters.co.uk/news/Cris...-R5-Alertnet-4

INQ7 -- http://newsinfo.inq7.net/breakingnew...ticle_id=35795

CNN Money -- http://money.cnn.com/2006/11/30/news...ex.htm?cnn=yes