While some experts say JPMorgan Chase may have been targeted by some sort of cyber-attack, others warn that jumping to conclusions about a possible breach and the actors behind the alleged attack could cause significant harm to the industry.
Initial reports suggested that Russian hackers could behind an attack against JPMorgan Chase, and perhaps other U.S. banks. While it's still far from clear who the culprits are, experts discuss the potential hacking motivations of a nation-state.
Sony has restored service to its PlayStation Network and Sony Entertainment Network sites after services were disrupted by a DDoS attack by the group "Lizard Squad." Little is known of the group, except its penchant for jihadist claims.
Could too much regulatory oversight hinder cyberthreat information sharing, rather than encourage it? That's an increasing concern for bankers, who argue regulators could bog down progress in cybersecurity.
A DDoS attack and subsequent data breach that led to the shuttering of source code hosting firm Code Spaces offers an eye-opening reminder to be aware of attacks used as a diversionary tactic to draw attention away from devastating hacking.
Hacker Hector Monsegur, also known as "Sabu," has been sentenced to time served because he aided the government in preventing or mitigating more than 300 cyber-attacks, including those against the U.S. Congress, Visa and MasterCard.
DDoS attacks have grown in sophistication. But so have organizations' dependencies on the services disrupted by DDoS, says Corero's Ashley Stephenson. How should security leaders respond to protect their critical services?
When it comes to DDoS attacks, the hacktivists get all the headlines, but there is a robust service industry behind the scenes, supporting these sophisticated strikes, says Darren Anstee of Arbor Networks.
Verizon's latest annual breach report shows that Web application attacks increased more than malware-fueled point-of-sale intrusions in 2013, says analyst Dave Ostertag, who provides an overview of the report's findings.
A DDoS attack against Ellie Mae, which provides technologies to mortgage originators, comes just as banking regulators issue a reminder about the risks associated with such attacks. Experts offer risk mitigation insights.
Distributed-denial-of-service attacks are a concern for all organizations. But financial institutions face unique challenges, and so they require a unique level of protection, says Mark Byers of Fortinet.