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Which large United States bank will be hit with a major Denial of Service attack in 2016Q2?

For the purpose of this question, a "large United States bank" will be considered to be one of the twenty largest United States banks by market capitalization, defined by the list at http://www.relbanks.com/top-us-banks/market-cap, using the most recent update of this list before the date of the Denial of Service attack.

For avoidance of ambiguity, 2016Q2 will be considered to span 2016-04-01 00:00:00 EDT to 2016-07-01 00:00:00 EDT.

For the purpose of this question, a "major" Denial of Service attack will be any Denial of Service attack that: lasts more than one hour during normal business hours (9am to 5pm, in any continental United States time zone); eliminates online banking services during that time for over 500,000 customers; is officially acknowledged as a Denial of Service attack by the affected bank; and is covered by mainstream media.

The answer must be the name of a single bank on the list noted above. Although it is certainly possible no bank will be affected, "no bank will be affected" will not be considered to be an acceptable answer to this question.

If more than one bank is hit with a major attack during 2016Q2, the name of any one of the banks will be considered to be a correct answer.

The answer must be provided before the Denial of Service attack occurs. Any answer noting a Denial of Service attack that has already happened or a Denial of Service attack in progress will be considered to be incorrect.



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