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.
Cyberthreats, including distributed-denial-of-service attacks, are growing worldwide. So FS-ISAC is expanding its information sharing efforts internationally to help financial institutions counter the threats, says Bill Nelson, the organization's president.
DDoS attacks on U.S. banks will continue, and community institutions may well be the next major targets. Rodney Joffe of Neustar offer tips for how smaller institutions can assess and mitigate DDoS risks.
In an interview about DDoS threats and defenses, Joffe discusses:
Why community banks must consider...