From the Wires
Arbor Networks to Present "Lessons Learned From the 'Triple Crown' Bank DDoS Attacks" During BankInfoSecurity Webinar
By: Marketwired .
Jan. 28, 2013 03:00 PM
BURLINGTON, MA -- (Marketwire) -- 01/28/13 -- Arbor Networks Inc., a leading provider of network security and management solutions for enterprise and service provider networks, will be presenting a webinar with BankInfoSecurity on "Lessons Learned from the 'Triple Crown' Bank Attacks." Given the combination of attack vectors leveraged during the recent bout of DDoS attacks targeting U.S. financial institutions, the attacks left a powerful impact. This webinar will walk through the lessons learned in defending against these more complex, multi-vector denial-of-service attacks and how organizations can better protect themselves going forward.
Beginning in the fall of 2012, more than a dozen major U.S. financial institutions were targeted by a series of DDoS attacks aimed at taking down or slowing websites, preventing customers from doing their online banking. What made this series of attacks stand out was that attackers did not use a traditional botnet, one that included thousands of compromised PCs. In this case, attackers used compromised web servers which require fewer machines but provide high-speed, high-volume capabilities. The attacks also employed a mix of application layer attacks and volumetric attack traffic on a variety of protocols. The other unique factor at play was the launch of simultaneous attacks to multiple companies in the same industry. This put an unusual strain on the mitigation capacity of both the financial enterprises internal defenses and the security provided by their managed security services providers.
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