No major attacks, but cheap, low-grade DDoS assaults on the rise and could easily affect most credit unions, experts say.
CUNA Mutual expert says about 20% of credit unions already have said yes.
Avivah Litan advises to "slow" wire transfers during attacks, which she says have been used as distraction to steal millions.
Here are seven ways to prevent DDoS attacks.
Website attack tools a dime a dozen, and powerful enough to take down an unprotected credit union.
“We have no defenses against large-scale DDoS. None." The threats might not always be so idle.
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.
Was it a test of defenses? Risk consultant says attacks could materialize, sooner or later, while CUNA reiterates rationale for warning, expresses relief.
Hacktivists Anonymous threats failed to materialize but that doesn't mean DDoS attacks won't follow, and they could go beyond the website.
The completely unscientific poll found that the majority of respondents appreciated the heads up.