Regions Bank is the eighth U.S. financial institution apparently targeted by a DDoS attack believed to be waged by the hacktivist group Izz ad-Din al-Qassam. Experts say banks should brace for more attacks on the way.
The hacktivist group known as Izz ad-Din al-Qassam apparently made good on its promise to take down Capital One's online presence. So what does this latest in a series of DDoS attacks mean for other banks?
"Without combining relevant data sets impacting the network, security professionals will fail in characterizing threats and targeted intruder activity," says Ed Stoner, a senior Carnegie Mellon researcher.
Imagine a computer network that can fool intruders into seeing configurations that in reality don't exist, making it hard for them to invade the system. That's what Scott DeLoach is trying to figure out how to do.