Threat of the Week: May 7, Ready or Not
You remember Project Blitzkrieg, don’t you?
Probably you don’t, actually, and that is because the late 2012 cyber-attack – said to be the brainchild of Russian criminals who intended to cripple and loot the top 30 U.S. banks – amounted to a whole lot of bluffing. If it happened at all, nobody much noticed.
He also stressed taking steps to ensure that member data stay safe throughout a DDoS attack (there have been reports that sometimes, although uncommonly, DDoS is used as a diversion as fraud is committed).
Note, too, that credit unions with no, or sparsely used, online banking need do nothing. Present day DDoS is aimed at paralyzing the online portal, period. And it usually does nothing at all to the mobile banking channel which, in most cases, will be fully functional throughout a DDoS attack – a point that may interest members who want to perform digital transactions as an attack transpires.