DDoS: Distributed, but not evenly

By Rich

It shouldn’t come as any surprise, but big financials are still suffering a wave of DDoS attacks.

DDoS is like an accidental amputation – there is no question whether it’s a problem. The trick is to know ahead of time if you are on the list, and the best thing to do is keep an eye on your peers. Not everyone needs to invest proactively in DDoS protection, but you sure as heck need a plan and a vendor contact just in case. Especially if you are big, handle money, work with (or piss off) governments located “East” (Europe, Asia, Middle, whatever), or like to poke Anonymous.

Update 1/9:

According to the New York Times, a “former” gov official with connections says Iran is definitely behind the attacks. Backing up the rumors we’ve all been hearing from the start.

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