Attacks Resume on U.S. Banks

Capital One targeted; SunTrust and Regions Financial expect to be next.

Capital One Financial Corp. said it was the latest target in a new round of coordinated cyber attacks aimed at disrupting the websites of major U.S. banks, and SunTrust Banks Inc. and Regions Financial Corp. said they expect to be next.

Pam Girardo, a spokeswoman for McLean, Virginia-based Capital One, confirmed in an e-mail statement yesterday that the bank’s online systems were disrupted and later that most online services had been restored.

Online Service

Evelyn Mitchell, a spokeswoman for Birmingham, Alabama-based Regions Financial, said in an e-mailed statement today that the bank knows about the warning.

Complex Attacks

“The attacks are sophisticated,” William Nelson, president of the Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysis Center, said at a roundtable discussion in Washington today. “It is a challenge.”

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