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The City of London escaped a major cyber attack yesterday despite fears that the financial centre was the focus of an orchestrated assault by disaffected hackers. While anarchists demonstrating against capitalism trashed Seattle and parts of London, a similar onslaught against computer systems failed to materialise.

However, there were isolated reports of cyber vandalism and incidents where sites were overloaded with users. Kevin Black, sales and marketing director at Internet Security Systems (ISS) UK, would not disclose exactly which companies were targeted.

But he did confirm that there was some online activity although nothing on the scale of similar demonstrations earlier this year. "There were some incidents of cyber vandalism, rather than cyber crime, and on Monday night we experienced some probing attacks," said Black.

A spokesman for NatWest bank said they had no reports of any attacks and Barclays is still checking to see if there was any breach of security. One security expert described yesterday's non-event as "nothingness". ®

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