Browsing articles tagged with " DDoS"

Bank websites attacked

Yet again the US business industry has underestimated their attackers, and they are slowly losing this war. Major U.S. bank websites have been offline a total of 249 hours in the past six weeks, and hackers are not doing all that they can. At most they are at around 60%-70% full throttle, and there may be good reason. To learn about someone’s defenses, the easiest way is to make them use them. You find out what […]


Threat of mass cyberattacks on U.S. banks is real

The wave of distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks that hit U.S. banks in October was next-to-nothing compared to what could happen if cybercriminals actually carry through with their plans for next year. Imagine Office Space but on an international level. A few dollars from a few people in each country all around the world a few times a day, and it adds up real quick. According to a report (PDF) released today by McAfee Labs, an impending […]


Banks’ websites attacked… again

Yet again major international banks were attacked with a basic DDoS. This Distributed Denial of Service attack simply slowed down/blacked out their websites, not personally identifiable information was actually accessed. This is not a new thing, less than two months ago this happened to some of the same banks, primarily Bank of America who has become an easy target for some. A group of hackers calling themselves “al-Qassam Cyber Fighters” again taking responsibility for the […]

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