Prolexic: Cyberattacks on banking websites subside

Posted: October 4, 2012 in IT Security News
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Hackers attackAccording to experts, the wave of hacker attacks on U.S. financial institutions has weakened, but may resume.

According to analysts from antivirus company Prolexic, specializing in the protection of the leading financial institutions in the USA, the recent wave of hacker attacks on U.S. banks subsided this week. However, experts say that, judging from the behavior of attackers, the attacks may continue.

Recall victims of hackers are already companies such as Wells Fargo, US Bancorp, PNC Financial Services Group, Citigroup, Bank of America and JPMorgan Chase. Sites of these companies used by many users to regularly conduct various banking transactions.

According to the head Scott Hammack, web-resources are only a small part of a complex banking system, consisting of thousands of server applications that can be attacked by hackers.

“Hackers are very well prepared before the attack on these large organizations – said Hammak. – They found a lot of weaknesses, which were concentrated their attacks. “

Another argument in favor of the attacker thoroughly prepared to implement their plans, is a chur lot of junk traffic, proceeds from the botnet hackers – to 70 Gbit / s.

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