As distributed-denial-of-service attacks on banks continue, a U.S. electric utility also reportedly is a DDoS victim. Is this a sign that hacktivists are broadening their targets? Experts offer analysis.
On the record, security experts talk about the improvements banking institutions have made in DDoS defense, and there's no doubt they have made major improvements. Off the record, they are less optimistic.
DDoS attacks on U.S. banks and credit unions have resumed, just as industry experts predicted. Security specialist Bill Stewart says this wave is yet another sign that institutions must bolster defenses.