By Agence France-Presse
Wednesday, September 19, 2012 20:22 EDT

NEW YORK — A US financial industry group warned banks and other institutions to beware of cyber attacks Wednesday, after some firms reported sporadic problems with their websites.

The Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysis Center said it raised its cyber threat level from “elevated” to “high.”

The group, which monitors cyber threats to the sector, cited “recent credible intelligence regarding the potential for DDoS and other cyber attacks against financial institutions.”

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