Denial-of-service issues

Banks work to address problems with Internet access

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2:44 p.m., Dec. 12, 2012--Several banks, including PNC Bank, have been named as potential targets of new denial-of-service attacks threatened for this week. 

A denial-of-service occurs when an external party or parties overwhelm an organization's Internet connection with illegitimate traffic, so that actual customers are crowded out. The problem is an issue with traffic volume and does not involve breach of confidential data. 

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Members of the University of Delaware community who are customers of PNC or other affected banks may encounter some trouble accessing information or transactions online. 

PNC representatives said that while no bank can prevent all cyber attacks, it is taking the threat seriously and has heightened its security accordingly.

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