According to researchers, the popularity of mobile devices makes them an excellent target of hackers who use gadgets during the attacks.
The report of Prolexic Technologies Company shows that mobile applications have become increasingly used within the corporate sector to conduct DDoS-attacks since Q4 2013. Continue reading
It is no secret that DDoS attacks are responsible for the vast majority of website failures, security breaches, and shutdowns.
Nearly every website today is protected from such attacks by means of a DDoS mitigation system which can identify a threat to your website and neutralize it before a full-blown attack can occur.
A typical DDoS mitigation system works by automatically distilling, analyzing, and comparing millions of streaming data points against standard DDoS attack metrics. Continue reading
DDoS attacks have been on the rise over the last few years, and have affected some of the most well-known financial and banking institutions in the country.
While hacking has always been a problem for website administrators, DDoS attacks are a newer weapon in the arsenal of internet hackers. The problem with DDoS attacks, apart from the damage they can cause, is that they are very hard to trace. Hackers can remotely control huge networks of botnets, directing them to attack target websites. Because they use millions of these zombie troops, hackers can afford to take their time and be more patient with a DDoS attack. Continue reading
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. Continue reading