Credit unions greatly underestimate their potential to be targeted by a politically motivated hack attack, experts say.
Sino data diving heading downstream adds to urgency of threat to credit unions.
Call it a frighteningly mixed message. In the last week of January, the al-Qassam Cyber Fighters who had been claiming the Distributed Denial of Service takedowns of some of the nation’s largest financial institutions, turned their sights on credit unions.
Advanced persistent threats are just that: Advanced, persistent and very threatening.
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.
Wake up and smell the hack. “Mobile banking, I would argue, presently, is significantly more secure than is online banking,” said Kevin Travis, a partner with Novantas, a New York-based management consulting firm.