Financial services industry attacks increase

by: Roy Urrico

Among the trends observed in the Verisign Distributed Denial of Service Trends Report for Q1 2015 is that the frequency of attacks against financial services and public sector customers increased to represent 18% of mitigations.

Verisign attributes the uptick in attacks toward financial services and public sector industries to the increased employment of DDoS attacks as part of political activism, or hacktivism, against financial services firms and various international governing organizations.

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