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.
The answer seems obvious, especially in the context of IT security and information risk. Yet, is it, especially when developing codes and standards, as well as funding research and development initiatives that involve taxpayer money?
PNC and Wells Fargo both reported only minor disruption from online traffic surges on Dec. 20. Has the strength of DDoS attacks subsided, or are banks getting better at defending against these strikes?
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.
The arrest of 10 individuals allegedly tied to a global phishing scheme that exploited Facebook is good news. But experts say banking institutions need to push stronger security and authentication to protect accounts.
Eurograbber got banks' attention after compromising out-of-band authentication in Europe. But researchers say it's the knowledge of the hackers behind the attack, not the Trojan, that's most concerning.
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.
In this week's breach roundup, read about the latest incidents, including a California state health department breach involving Social Security numbers posted online and an e-mail hack affecting patients in the Carolinas.
A day after Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Cyber Fighters announced plans for a second wave of DDoS attacks, SunTrust, Bank of America and PNC experienced intermittent site issues, and U.S. Bank acknowledged the new threat.
Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Cyber Fighters has announced the "second phase" of its hacktivist campaign, saying five major U.S. banks will be the victims of new distributed-denial-of-service attacks starting this week.