Attack on TD website likely a prank, expert says


The cyber attack that bogged down Toronto-Dominion Bank’s website this week was most likely a prank to attract attention, rather than a threat to sensitive financial data, says an expert in computer hacking.

Iain Kenny, a partner at MNP Investigative and Forensic services in Calgary who studies hacking efforts against companies, said the type of attack that stalled TD’s website Thursday is becoming increasingly easy for low-level hackers to execute, but is more of a nuisance for companies than a risk to their security.

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