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Banks Targeted By Hackers Three Times More Than Other Sectors
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RyanSepe
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RyanSepe,
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6/24/2015 | 12:41:39 PM
Re: Not Surprising
Very true. I think much of the changes deal with trend data. As security professionals and vendors we compile it, then beef up security against the vectors that are most prevalent. Unfortunately, I think cybercriminals do the opposite. They see whats trending and pivot away from it to try and attain a greater level of success and anonymity.
Kelly Jackson Higgins
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Kelly Jackson Higgins,
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6/24/2015 | 9:16:19 AM
Re: Not Surprising
What I thought was interesting about this data was that it showed non-DDoS attacks targeting banks and other financial firms. This is the really scary and dangerous stuff. 
RyanSepe
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RyanSepe,
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6/24/2015 | 7:55:38 AM
Not Surprising
Banks being targeted more than other sectors is understandable due to the data they store. Also, I can attest as to DDoS that this is also the case. I recently wrote my GSEC Gold paper on it based largely off RadWare's 2013/4 Report. And the two sectors most heavily targeted by DoS were government and financial.


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