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Re: wrt BofA ATM: is it ATM 'automated' or ATM 'async' ?
- From: Marshall Eubanks
- Date: Tue Jan 28 14:06:16 2003
This makes it pretty clear
Bank of America ATMs Disrupted by Virus
Saturday January 25, 5:33 pm ET
SEATTLE (Reuters) - Bank of America Corp. (NYSE:BAC - News) said on
Saturday that customers at a majority of its 13,000 automatic teller
machines were unable to process customer transactions after a malicious
computer worm nearly froze Internet traffic worldwide.
Bank of America spokeswoman Lisa Gagnon said by phone from the company's
headquarters in Charlotte, North Carolina, that many, if not a majority
of the No. 3 U.S. bank's ATMs were back online and that their automated
banking network would recover by late Saturday.
"We have been impacted, and for a while customers could not use ATMs and
customer services could not access customer information," Gagnon said.
On Tuesday, January 28, 2003, at 01:46 PM, Jeff.Hodges@KingsMountain.com
good question. anyone know the answer?
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Date: Tue, 28 Jan 2003 02:29:17 -0500
Subject: [IP] is it ATM or ATM Internet Attack's Disruptions
More Serious Than Many Thought Possible
From: Dave Farber <email@example.com>
To: ip <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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From: David Devereaux-Weber <email@example.com>
Date: Mon, 27 Jan 2003 23:52:19 -0600
Subject: Re: [IP] Internet Attack's Disruptions More Serious Than Many
One interesting aspect of the reporting for this event is related to the
acronym ATM. The University of Wisconsin-Madison uses Asynchronous
Transfer Mode (ATM) for backbone transport. We further use LAN
(LANE) on the Asynchronous Transfer Mode backbone (LANE maps IP
to ATM Virtual Circuits and back to IP at the far end). The LANE BUS
(Broadcast and Unknown Server) on the network was swamped due to the
volume of SQLSlammer hits on broadcast and unknown addresses,
denying legitimate traffic. This BUS saturation did not happen with the
Code Red worm several months back. We spent several hours thinking our
problems were distinct from the SQLSlammer problems.
My question is, has anyone seen source information about the Bank of
America and Automated Teller Machines? Is it possible that Bank of
was reporting Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM) problems and not
Teller Machine (ATM) problems?
David Devereaux-Weber, P.E.
Division of Information Technology
The University of Wisconsin - Madison
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