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Cyberattacks on banking websites subside -- for now

Jeremy Kirk | Oct. 4, 2012
The wave of cyberattacks against a half-dozen U.S. financial institutions has subsided this week, but the recent demonstration of force shows a careful honing of destructive techniques that could continue to cause headaches.

"It's not like protecting mom and pop's ABC hardware store with a single IP [address] and a couple of ports," Hammack said.

Prolexic executives won't speculate on the motivation for the attacks or what group may be responsible, but Hammack said he is "frustrated when people say this is a dumb attack by some kid in an apartment in Brooklyn."

 

 

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