DDoS attacks against U.S. banks


Regulator Warns Banks About DDoS Attacks, Encourages Information Sharing

In an alert issued by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), Deputy Comptroller for Operational Risk Carolyn G. DuChene warned financial and other critical institutions about the wave of ongoing distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks targeting their networks. DuChene is urging the banks in particular to share data about the attacks with one another and reiterated the OCC’s expectation that banks have risk management plans designed to mitigate such attacks in place ahead of time.

Automated Toolkits Named in Massive DDoS Attacks Against U.S. Banks

Attackers targeting major U.S. banks with distributed denial of service attacks are using a number of toolkits to automate the job. Prolexic Technologies, a security company specializing in DDoS protection services, identified one toolkit called itsoknoproblembro, a kit that attacks multiple ports and network targets.

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