A report from cyber security firm McAfee indicates that a large scale, widespread attack is taking place on the financial system with some 60 banks affected so far. According to the report, a virus installed on banks\' computers has allowed approximately $2.5 billion to be stolen from large corporate accounts. The theft is ongoing as international law enforcement agencies are working to identify the hackers.
Could this latest cyber attack be used by governments to blame the financial crisis on hackers? Moreover, will global governance use this latest threat as a pretext to lock down the internet?