Bank of America and JPMorgan-Chase Were Hit By Iran Cyber Attacks, Claim Security Officials

Attacks were motivated by anti-Islam video


Cyber attacks carried out this week against the websites of JPMorgan-Chase and Bank of America were carried out by the Iranian government, U.S. national security officials told NBC News on Thursday.

The hackers' claim that the attacks were prompted by the YouTube video ridiculing Prophet Mohammed, according to one of the sources, was used as a cover story for the attack.