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Among the trends observed in the Verisign Distributed Denial of Service Trends Report for Q1 2015 is that the frequency of attacks against financial services and public sector customers increased to represent 18% of mitigations.

Verisign attributes the uptick in attacks toward financial services and public sector industries to the increased employment of DDoS attacks as part of political activism, or hacktivism, against financial services firms and various international governing organizations.

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Roy Urrico

Roy W. Urrico specializes in articles about financial technology and services for Credit Union Times, as well as ghostwriting, copywriting, and case studies. Also: writer/editor of a semi-annual newsletter for Association for Financial Technology since 1997 and history projects funded by the U.S Interior Department, National Park Service and Warren County (N.Y.).

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