Bloomberg) -- U.S. regulators plan to require banks to adopt baseline safeguards to shield themselves from cyberthreats after a series of assaults cost the industry billions of dollars and shook consumer confidence, said people with knowledge of the matter.

The Federal Reserve is leading other agencies in crafting the protections, which would be minimum standards, said the people who asked not to be named because work on the measures isn’t public. The effort stems partly from a concern that as digital breaches become more frequent and aggressive, an attack could cripple the entire financial system.

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