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Bank Regulator issues informative alert on DDoS attacks

by Avivah Litan  |  December 21, 2012  |  1 Comment

Today the OCC put out an alert to its banks on the recent spate of DDoS attacks. The regulators acknowledged the existence of different attacker groups – some politically motivated and others financially motivated. They are also acknowledging that these DDoS attacks have in fact led to or been associated with fraud and customer account […]

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DDoS and Project Blitzkrieg attacks are keeping U.S. bankers awake at night

by Avivah Litan  |  December 18, 2012  |  2 Comments

There has been much talk at the banks and in the press around DDoS attacks allegedly sponsored by Iran and praised by Hamas, and an upcoming “Project Blitzkrieg” threatening costly online theft at 30 U.S. banks. While many in the industry ‘poo poo’ these threats, I have heard now from a few senior credible sources […]


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