Criminal Group has Announced Plans to Launch Online Attacks Against BanksSubmitted by DJP333 on Wed, 05/08/2013 - 10:34
Just got this notification on one of my online business accounts:
We have been informed that a criminal group has announced plans to launch online attacks against a number of banks, including _________ Bank. These attacks may begin tomorrow, May 7, 2013. The group intends to disrupt banking operations through a method known as denial-of-service (DoS) or distributed denial-of-service (DDoS). In these types of attacks, the target organization’s website may be overwhelmed by a large volume of outside requests which slows down traffic so that legitimate customer requests cannot be addressed.
These types of attacks rarely compromise customer information. However, they can create a major inconvenience by making the targeted website unavailable for a period of time. You may find that you are unable to access the _________ Bank website or log in to Online Banking should we become the focus of unusually high internet traffic.
We appreciate your business, and pledge to do everything in our power to provide you with safe, uninterrupted access to your accounts. If you have any questions, please contact your local _________ Banking Center.