DDoS Attack Fizzles After Elaborate Threats
A U.S. Department of Homeland Security memo that said the May 7 distributed denial of service attacks threatened by the so-called “hacktivist” collective Anonymous against government and financial websites would be more bark than bite prove to be true.
As of the morning of May 8, NCUA Public Affairs Specialist John Fairbanks said the agency had not received any reports of credit unions being hit with the threatened May 7 attacks. Likewise, targeted credit unions reported no ill effects.
“You can’t just tweak the firewall. It simply doesn’t work that way,” he said.
Instead, Prince agreed with McGinley that credit unions should work with their Internet service providers to stop the attack upstream before it gets to the credit union’s website or online banking service, and review third party due diligence.