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.
The completely unscientific poll found that the majority of respondents appreciated the heads up.
Security blogger Brian Krebs cites Department of Homeland Security confidential memo on purported website attacks coming Tuesday.
DDoS threat for Tuesday, May 7, includes plug for credit unions, but are they targets, too?
Advice from big CUSO on how to deal with possibilities, realities of a website denial of service attack.
Trade association details why warning about possible distributed denial of service attacks was issued.
CUNA Mutual says be aware. Credit union IT exec says it's fear mongering.