Hacktivists' phase 3 DDoS attacks against U.S. financial services firms have entered their eighth week, and FS-ISAC spokesman Greg Garcia says concerns are mounting that a criminal element to the attacks could emerge.
The hunt for a Boston Marathon bombing suspect that locked down the city caused massive disruption to business operations, but enterprises that had business continuity plans in place hardly missed a beat.
The Boston Marathon tragedy is yet another reminder to organizations to develop alternative ways to communicate with employees during such emergencies. Otherwise, they could put their organizations' continuity plans at risk.
Army Gen. Keith Alexander, who heads the U.S. military's Cyber Command, says it isn't the role of the government to defend American banks against distributed-denial-of-service attacks that have targeted them for the past several months.
As distributed-denial-of-service attacks on banks continue, a U.S. electric utility also reportedly is a DDoS victim. Is this a sign that hacktivists are broadening their targets? Experts offer analysis.