The old saw of a blind squirrel fortuitously finding an acorn reminds the Atlantic Council's Jason Healey of cyber-assailants from third-rate cyber-power Iran, believed to be behind DDoS attacks on U.S. banks.
Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Cyber Fighters' attacks on U.S. banks are back, and strikes waged July 31, without a doubt, prove it, says Akamai's Mike Smith. So why are security experts so puzzled by recent DDoS events?
Despite what's now been a two-month break from hacktivists' DDoS attacks on banks, we can expect more assaults from Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Cyber Fighters. And this next wave should concern us all. Here's why.
Cyber-attacks are taking aim at governments, banks and organizations across numerous sectors, says former FBI investigator Shawn Henry. But how much do we know about the actors waging these attacks and who their top targets are?
Distributed-denial-of-service attacks are perfect weapons for cybercriminals and political adversaries, says Prolexic's Scott Hammack, who explains why any organization with an online presence should brace itself for attacks.