To mitigate the top threats for 2013, organizations need to understand the motivations of potential attackers so they can adequately defend their networks and systems. Experts describe risk management strategies for the year ahead.
The hacktivist group Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Cyber Fighters claims that its second phase of distributed-denial-of-service attacks has affected nine banks since Dec. 11, and it warns more attacks are on the way.
Hacktivists on Christmas Day announced new plans for more DDoS attacks against U.S. banks, and it appears Citi was among the first hit, although the attackers named no specific targets in their latest threat.
Hacktivists announced Dec. 18 that they planned yet another round of distributed-denial-of-service attacks against five U.S. banks. Wells Fargo confirmed its online banking site experienced outages throughout the day.
Spear phishing has been regarded as the favored means by APT attackers to infiltrate target networks. In a typical spear-phishing attack, a specially crafted email is sent to specific individuals in a targeted organization. The recipients are convinced through clever and relevant social engineering tactics to either...
Online outages affecting leading U.S. banking institutions continued Dec. 12, but only U.S. Bank confirmed its site issues were linked to a distributed-denial-of-service attack. Meanwhile, FS-ISAC outlined precautions institutions should take.
Targeted, elusive and honed, advanced malware penetrates environments from an array of attack vectors, takes endless form factors, launches attacks over time and can obfuscate the exfiltration of data. While malware detection and protection technologies have evolved and demonstrate significant improvements over...
From point-of-sale hacks to malware and DDoS attacks, the top cyberthreats of 2012 have been aggressive and strong. Is it time for organizations to adopt a "hack back" strategy against perceived attackers?
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,...