Tag Archives | DDoS

DDoS Attacks As Legitimate Protest?

The hacktivist group Anonymous, or someone claiming to be associated with them named Dylan K., has taken the unusual step of petitioning the Obama Administration to make Distributed Denial of Service Attacks DDoS legal. via “Anonymous” petitions Obama to decriminalize DDos attacks: Voice of Russia.

Is Mobile the Next Frontier in Network Weaponization?

While it would take thousands of smartphones to equal the attack volume of compromised servers used in the latest bank attacks, such large-scale DDoS are not in the majority… With mobile devices, the attack could theoretically come from thousands of compromised devices in the same region or country as a bank’s customers, making it difficult […]

OCC Warns National Banks on DDoS Attacks

The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), sent a warning bulletin  to the heads of national banks, federal branches and agencies, technology service providers and other related organizations, describing how a recent onslaught of DDoS activity is disrupting the availability of some financial institution websites. The bulletin recommends that banks maintain a “heightened […]

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