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Information on DoS and DDoS Attacks

How to Block a DDoS Attack
American Banker
Most banks are turning toward service providers for DDoS mitigation, in one of the categories described in this article.


PNC's Rohr Doubts Small Banks Can Handle Cyberattacks
American Banker
"One of the things that concerns me is they are going to go in and take over the identity of a small bank," Jim Rohr says, and then use that entry point to get inside the larger firms.


Why DDoS Attacks Keep on Coming
American Banker
One challenge for banks lies in being able to develop software that can distinguish more precisely between friendly and hostile traffic.


Hacktivists Suspend DDoS Attacks
BankInfo Security
The hacktivist group Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Cyber Fighters announced Jan. 29 that it is suspending its second campaign of distributed-denial-of-service attacks against U.S. financial institutions.


More Than Half of Banks Hit by DDoS Attacks Last Year, Study Finds
Bank Systems & Technology
The study, which was sponsored by IT security vendor Corero Network Security, found that more than half of banking IT professionals surveyed had a DDoS attack at their bank in 2012.


Are Banks Winning the DDoS Battle?
BankInfo Security
Keynote Systems Inc., an Internet and mobile cloud testing and monitoring firm that tracks online traffic, reports that outages affecting U.S. banking websites have declined in recent weeks, during phase 2 of the hacktivists' DDoS campaign.


Explaining DDoS to Consumers
BankInfo Security
Banking institutions' communication with customers about the attacks has varied widely. And fraud expert Avivah Litan, a Gartner Research analyst, contends that some banks have not done enough to communicate with consumers.


DDoS Attacks: 2013 Forecast
BankInfo Security
Some observers predict there will be many more DDoS attacks against financial institutions in 2013. They say hacktivists, organized crime rings and even nation states will be the perpetrators, working collaboratively in some cases and independently in others.


New Wave of DDoS Attacks Launched
BankInfoSecurity
Are Community Institutions Adequately Prepared?


Why DDoS Should Worry Us
BankInfoSecurity
As time has gone on, these attacks have gotten more powerful because the hacktivists' botnet, known as Brobot, has grown. And since the beginning of the year, they've expanded their aim to target more institutions at the mid-tier level.


Anonymous Petitions U.S. to See DDoS Attacks as Legal Protest
Cnet
The hacking group claims DDoS attacks are like the Occupy movement - only instead of physical spaces, they're occupying the Internet.


DDoS Attacks in Financial Industry
Georgia Department of Banking and Finance
Practical steps financial institutions can take.


Distributed Denial of Service Attacks on the Rise: What Community Bank CEOs Should Know
Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation
This bulletin focuses on what CEOs of banks with less than $5 billion in total assets should know about DDoS attacks and what actions they may want to implement.


10 Strategies To Fight Anonymous DDoS Attacks
InformationWeek
Preventing distributed denial of service attacks may be impossible. But with advance planning, they can be mitigated and stopped. Learn where to begin.


Information Security: Distributed Denial of Service Attacks and Customer Account Fraud
OCC
This alert provides a general description of the attacks, along with risk mitigation information and sources of related risk management guidance. The alert also reiterates the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency’s expectations that banks should have risk management programs to identify and appropriately consider new and evolving threats to online accounts and to adjust their customer authentication, layered security, and other controls as appropriate in response to changing levels of risk.


Peoples Bank
Learn how Peoples Bank in North Carolina is proactively handling potential DDoS attacks.


Ponemon Poll: 2013 DDoS Banking Survey
Ponemon Institute
This study was conducted to determine how these attacks are affecting
retail banks and what is being done to prevent and detect these threats.


DoS vs DDoS – What Is The Difference?
Security FAQs
What is the difference between the two?


DDoS Attack Definition
Webopedia
DDOS, short for Distributed Denial of Service, is a type of DOS attack where multiple compromised systems, which are usually infected with a Trojan, are used to target a single system causing a Denial of Service attack.

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