Waging Cyberwar on US Banks: A Case Study

IncapsulaIn addition to my own posts, I also write for CloudTweaks, an authority on cloud computing. My most recent post covers a recent event in which several U.S. banks were attacked through a sophisticated Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack launched by a Middle- Eastern extremist group. The way it was done, and the manner by which the website security company Incapsula foiled it and traced its origins, reads like an airport thriller novel. Here is an excerpt:

Dark Clouds On The Horizon: The Rise Of Sophisticated Cybercrime

“The story reads as if it were pulled from the pages of a Tom Clancy novel: a collection of US banks suddenly starts receiving Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks that are carefully timed to re-strike just as their systems start to repair themselves. The attacks are carried out by waves of botnet zombies pouring from infected servers across the world and aimed at the United States. The main source of the outbreak is an innocent general interest website based in the UK that has been poisoned by a web design company out of Turkey. The alleged perpetrators of the attack: a shady extremist group based in the Middle East.”

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