The last several days have seen a surge in internet traffic mimicking the IP addresses of big U.S. banks in a possible effort to disrupt the cybersecurity personnel and products that help protect organizations from malicious traffic, according to GreyNoise Intelligence, a company that maps internet traffic.
Bank of America, JPMorgan Chase, and SunTrust are among the banks whose IP addresses are being spoofed to seem like they are conducting broad scans of the internet, GreyNoise said. That large-scale scanning is duping people into thinking that the IP addresses are malicious, GreyNoise founder Andrew Morris told CyberScoop. “There are a lot of people around the internet who are definitely convinced that these are bad IPs,” he said.
Threat intelligence teams in the U.S. financial sector are looking into the issue, sources told CyberScoop.