website statistics
Recently, a number of U.S. banks witnessed cyberattacks being launched against them. The attacks continued for a little over a week.

Your Gadget shopping list for Holiday?

View Results

Loading ... Loading ...
1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (Rate This)

Over the course of the last few days, U.S. banks have been witnessing repeated cyber attacks on their websites. These are essentially distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks which are often used to send a lot of junk traffic towards targeted websites in attempt to overload and crash the servers.

So far, it hasn’t been confirmed as to who are carrying out these attacks. None of the regular culprits, such as Anonymous or AntiSec, has taken responsibility. However, an obscure group of Islamists claimed in an online forum that they had launched the attacks to avenge the controversial movie “Innocence of Muslims.”

Officials investigating the attacks are not satisfied with these claims. They believe that the nature of the attack reveals that someone more organized is behind these, and that some little-known group of youth hackers can’t possibly pull off such a major cyber attack.

The attacks have been launched against a number of U.S. banks including JPMorgan Chase, Bank of America and Citigroup. Ever since the attacks were launched, a steady stream of huge traffic is sent towards the banks’ websites to try and crash them.

According to Mike Smith, from web security company Akamai, these attacks are not perpetuated by some individual or a group of individuals. Rather, he believes that the attacks have been launched by a state-actor, possibly supported by Iran as a retaliation to the economic sanctions on it. However, there is no proof to definitively conclude so.

Nonetheless, the attacks seem to have gone slow after a week-long spate and the websites of these banks are once again witnessing normal levels of traffic.

Source: US News

Buy Cheapest Related Product From

[Tutorial] How To Run Internet Explorer 10 In Classic Window – Windows 8

[Tutorial] How To Perform Secure Format On Your Hard Drive
You can also press the left/right arrow key on your keyboard to go to previous/next post
  On September 30, 2012(3 years, 2 months ago.)

You May Also Like:

Recent Products

Buy Now | Compare  
Buy Now | Compare  
Buy Now | Compare  
Buy Now | Compare  

What Do You Think?

Loading Facebook Comments ...

FTC Disclosure: Some of the links of this website are "affiliate links." This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, we will receive an affiliate commission.

Recent Search

Recent Tutorials

Now you can set custom ringtones to individual skype contacts on android. It's easy to setup. Take a look.
Now you can install Microsoft's Cortana on Android devices. It's pretty easy to install. Follow the steps below, check the screenshot.
Want to install Android lollipop 5.0.2 on pc? This post is for you. It's pretty easy to install and run. Just take a look.
With our partnership with Mode Media, we just got a jump start. Here is our first story of hand picked curated content on Android Tutorials.
Want to change theme on android ? We will show you how to change theme on android. It will makes your phone looks like new and smart.
You can record your screen on android very easily. No root Required. All you have to need a pc and USB cable. Let's find out.
A simple tutorial on how-to block a phone number on Android device, without an external app. Its pretty easy and straight-forward. Take a look.
Here we will show how to take Screenshot on your Apple Watch.
For too many people, the realization that they need to back up their photos and videos only comes when they misplace or break their smartphones and lose everything. Here we a report on possible solution and best tools.
Not sure if you are aware that your Wi-Fi Router Or Modem could be hacked too. Here we found a quick tips, how to check if your Router or Modem is hacked.
Close You Have To Login
Login With »Login With TwitterLogin With Facebook