Threat of the Week: DDoS Becoming an Expensive Fact of Life
The ceasefire is over. Last week, on Feb. 25, the Cyber Fighters of Izz ad-Din al-Qassam renewed their Distributed Denial of Service attacks against U.S. financial institutions. That included again taking down the websites of two credit unions: the $1.5 billion University FCU in Austin, Texas, and Patelco, the $3.8 billion Pleasanton, Calif., institution.
They issued the same demand – removal of an anti-Islam video from YouTube – and said their campaign against financial institutions would continue.