Attacks carried out by a botnet Brobot and fake DNS-servers.
According to the company Arbor Networks, for last week significantly increased the level of activity of hackers who conduct DDoS-attacks on computer systems of U.S. banks. The intention to carry out attacks from hackers of Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Cyber Fighters claimed another 10 December. Among the victims were criminals financial institutions such as the US Bancorp, JPMorgan Chase, Bank of America, PNC Financial Services Group and SunTrust Banks. December 12-13, DDoS-attacks on the banks peaked.
PNC representatives reported that their systems work with low productivity and some customers had problems with the entrance to their mobile accounts and online banking.
Hackers to carry out new attacks by botnets Brobot. Apart from it, the attackers also use fake DNS-queries, which floods the server banks.
Recall that in September of this year, U.S. banks have been targeted by hackers. While attackers argued their actions available on the Internet video ‘Innocent Muslims’, which mocked the Prophet Muhammad.
Arbor Network Experts say that at the present time, banks are better prepared for attacks on its computer systems.
Arbor Networks The report is available here.