Authorities Warn of Possible Terrorist Attacks on Banks, CEOs

Wall StreetAuthorities have warned executives at major investment banks that a Qaeda terrorists in Yemen may be planning attacks against financial institutions or their top employees.

Intelligence analysts are concerned that operatives in Yemen may try to send package bombs or chemical agents to Wall Street bankers through the mail, NBC New York reported. Authorities are also concerned that terrorists may be discussing the names of top bankers.

Still, the threat is general in nature and there is "no indication of a targeted assassination plot," NBC New York reported, citing unidentified security sources.

Officials from the FBI and NYPD have briefed bank executives on the possible threats. They cite writings such as the Inspire magazine that recently warned of attacks against financial institutions and mentioned using anthrax in an attack.

An al Qaeda blogger named Abu Suleiman Al-Nasser recently wrote,"Rush my Muslim brothers to targeting financial sites and the program sites of financial institutions, stock markets and money markets."

Al-Nasser has previously written about al Qaeda plots before much of the information was public knowledge.

Banks including Goldman Sachs (GS), Citibank (C) and JPMorgan Chase (JPM) have all been briefed by security officials, NBC New York reported.

Congressman Peter King (R-Long Island), chair of the House Homeland Security Committee, warned that such threats have to be taken seriously.

"Whenever a name is included ... it's always a cause for more concern because again the fear is that that's sending a specific signal to specific operatives in this country to take action," King said.

Increase your money and finance knowledge from home

Basics Of The Stock Market

Stock Market 101 - everything you need to know but were afraid to ask!

View Course »

Professional Vs Do it Yourself Investing

Should you get advice or DYI?

View Course »

Add a Comment

*0 / 3000 Character Maximum

210 Comments

Filter by:
Mjames

Wake up America. In 50 years we won't be the USA. We have millions of people from other countries that we won't know who we are.

February 02 2011 at 6:43 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
darkhrse4011

If a group of muslim whack jobs did something outrageous to some 50 million dollar salaried sell out America CEO , you wouldn't see me shedding any tears , Give those idiots their seventy two virgin Martyr reward!......Indeed what an insane asylum we live in!

February 02 2011 at 1:19 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
dchanmer1

Karma, baby.

February 01 2011 at 9:56 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
mikersales

It's going to be an uphill battle to convince people to feel pity for the banksters, regardless of who does what to them.

February 01 2011 at 7:58 PM Report abuse +4 rate up rate down Reply
Clyde Miller

SPELL CHECK!!

February 01 2011 at 6:45 PM Report abuse -2 rate up rate down Reply
Blessings Dottie

You sure that wasn't a disgruntled American? I bet alot of people feel that wya these days!

February 01 2011 at 6:13 PM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply
daveswrath0704

And I bet bank ceo and oil company are shock by this that all did or going to do is screw the people out of money we cant live on million we need billion you can live with out thing but WE cant we all love greed of money

February 01 2011 at 5:39 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
Dan

really... what's wrong with proofreading and editing for spelling mistakes?

February 01 2011 at 5:18 PM Report abuse +3 rate up rate down Reply
1 reply to Dan's comment
glennglory1

TIME CONSUMING...PLUS YOU STILL UNDERSTAND THE MESSAGE...ARE WE BEING GRADED ON POSTS?

February 02 2011 at 6:57 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
Keith

If there is an institution who deserves it it's the Banks. My second choice would be a Republican Convention. Neither care about the American People. Am I personally saying I am threatening them? No. I can just understand how from a spiritual point of view they are the two most evil institutions in our country. I can't understand how so called american Christians can't see it themselves.

February 01 2011 at 5:05 PM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply
3 replies to Keith's comment
glaimc863

see what happens when the U.S.A can't keep their nose's out of other country's busniess.............

February 01 2011 at 5:03 PM Report abuse +3 rate up rate down Reply
2 replies to glaimc863's comment
kksm1

If we followed your advice, then during WW2 we would not have gotten into war with Germany, and then German would have defeated europe and they would have completed the atomic bomb and in the end you would be speaking German, so you see we do have to keep an eye on the rest of the world.

February 01 2011 at 5:29 PM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply
glennglory1

PUTZ THEY BEHAVE THIS WAY IN OUR COUNTRY....GO TO YOUR ROOM!!!

February 02 2011 at 6:59 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply