11/11/2016
05:00 PM

5 Russian Banks Hit By IoT DDoS Attack

State-owned Sperbank among the victims in one of the largest DDoS attacks ever seen against Russian banks.



Five Russian banks - including the state-owned Sperbank - have been enduring distributed denial-of-service attacks for several days, according to the country's bank regulator, reports the BBC.

Researchers at Kaspersky Lab told the BBC that attackers used a variety of Internet of Things devices like DVRs and webcams to launch the DDoSes. There were 24,000 hijacked devices located in 30 countries, with devices in the USA, India, Taiwan, and Israel, accounting for half of the them.

The attacks began Tuesday and have continued intermittently since, although most only lasted about 60 minutes. The most persistent attack lasted nearly 12 hours, according to Kaspersky Lab. Sperbank said it was able to neutralize the threat without disrupting the regular operation of the site. That attack was among the biggest DDoS attacks it has suffered; it has endured 68 DDoS attacks already this year.

Read more at BBC.

 

 

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