The Australian Bureau of Statistics blames IBM for failing to stop distributed denial-of-service attacks that crippled its website on the evening of the country's largest-ever online census. But were census-takers misinterpreted as DDoS attackers?
DDoS attacks continue to grow in size, frequency and complexity, forcing network-dependent companies to implement a plan for protection. However, recent research from Forrester suggests many companies are coming up short in their DDoS attack protection strategy. Learn how changes in processes or technology can improve...
Website security firm CloudFlare is warning organizations worldwide to be on the lookout for an increase in larger DDoS attacks. But these NTP attacks are far less sophisticated than the earlier DDoS attacks that targeted U.S. banks.
From new malware to the Target breach, cyber-attacks reached an all-time high in 2013, says Cisco's Annual Security Report. Cyberthreat expert Levi Gundert tells how organizations can regain the advantage in 2014.
Smaller banking institutions are not as aware as they should be of the risks distributed-denial-of-service attacks pose when it comes to account takeover incidents, says former federal banking examiner Amy McHugh, who analyzes security measures all institutions should be implementing.
If everyone supports the idea of sharing cyberthreat information, then why is information sharing so difficult? Shawn Henry, a former investigator with the FBI, tells how organizations can clear their biggest hurdles.
Mark Weatherford, who recently stepped down as DHS deputy undersecretary for cybersecurity, says that although planned OpUSA DDoS attacks may initially be a nuisance, they represent a genuine long-term threat to the government.
If the hacking community judges the planned OpUSA cyber-attack a success, it could spur more nefarious actors to try more vicious disruptions of U.S. websites, a Department of Homeland Security alert says.
Anonymous says its OpUSA attack planned for May 7 aims to 'wipe' government and banking websites from the Internet. Security experts say the threat is real, but are U.S. organizations taking it seriously?
In the last few months, major U.S. banking institutions have been victims of a powerful wave of distributed-denial-of-service attacks that combine three different attack tools. These "Triple Crown" attacks take DDoS to a whole new level. How can institutions improve their defenses?
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What will you do if your organization is the next target of a distributed denial of service attack? Hacktivists recently launched DDoS attacks that caused online outages at several major U.S. banks. Each institution was warned in advance; none were able to prevent disruptions. And while banks are the current targets,...
HSBC Holdings, a British multinational bank, is the 10th financial institution to suffer online outages as a result of a distributed denial of service attack in recent weeks. What was the impact of the attack?
BB&T Corp. confirms it's been hit by a DDoS attack, making it the ninth U.S. bank to be targeted in five weeks. The online outage at BB&T comes on the heels of the attack that hit Capital One on Oct. 16.