Hackers attack large Brazilian bank

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) ? A group of Internet hackers says it has attacked the website of Brazil’s second largest private sector bank, one day after doing the same with the country’s largest private bank.

The group that calls itself “Anonymous Brasil” says on Twitter: “Attention sailors: Target hit! The http://bradesco.com.br is sinking. TANGO DOWN.”

Banco Bradesco SA says in a statement that its site suffered “momentary interruptions,” due to high traffic, but that it was never forced offline. However, The Associated Press was unable to access the site Tuesday.

On Monday, the group attacked the website of Itau Unibanco Banco Multiplo SA, Brazil’s largest private sector bank, saying it was the first of several such attacks.