The bland name hides the lethal intent of DDoS when aimed at financial institutions, an event that has become increasingly common as dozens of large banks have recently found their online operations crippled, sometimes for days by highly skilled cyber-attackers.
DDoS getting the press but fraud's getting the attention in the executive suite.
Regulators fiddle while Rome set to burn.
California credit union second to confirm attack from Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Cyber Fighters, purportedly Iran-based.
Temporary takedown of University FCU website in Texas shows credit unions not immune.
Website claims Al-Qassam Group is responsible for taking University FCU's website down for 2 1/2 hours on Thursday.
Question: How well protected against swarming, potentially crippling DDoS attacks are the corporates?
ThreatMetrix takes a look at what's in place and what needs to be.
Opinions divided on credit unions as targets of denial of service attacks.
Technology writer Robert McGarvey looks this week at whether denial of service attacks could invade mobile banking next.