One network traffic firm says financial institutions are hit weekly.
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.
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.
Temporary takedown of University FCU website in Texas shows credit unions not immune.
Opinions divided on credit unions as targets of denial of service attacks.
Technology writer Robert McGarvey this week looks at what could be most sinister about distributed denial of service attacks.
Technology writer Robert McGarvey takes a look at some possibly dramatic innovations in store for the mobile banking channel in 2013.