DDoS Update: Credit Unions in the Crosshairs
One year ago, credit unions personally felt the sting of a well-coordinated DDoS attack as both the $4 billion Patelco Credit Union in Pleasanton, Calif., and the $1.6 billion University Federal Credit Union in Austin, Texas, were knocked offline for hours in January and again in February.
And then there was quiet. Reports of DDoS attacks against credit unions grew scarce.
As for who the DDoS players are, experts said that generally they divide into three groups: Hacktivists (people pursuing causes, usually political); disgruntled ex-employees and perhaps also some current employees; and, unhappy members (perhaps turned down for a car loan, or hit with an NSF they dispute).