US warns of Al Qaeda cyber attack

From ABC News 

The US Government is warning of a possible Al Qaeda call to attack American online financial services but it says there is no evidence to suggest the effort could cause harm.

A person familiar with the warning says Al Qaeda may be aiming to penetrate and destroy the databases of US online stock trading and banking websites.

Reaction in the financial community has been muted.

The Department of Homeland Security has confirmed an alert has been distributed but has said there is no reason to believe the threat was credible.

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