New details have emerged about the cyber-attack against US banks and financial institutions at the end of last month. The majority of traffic appeared not to be from botnets but from hacked servers in data-centres. A spokeman from security company Radware said the “itsoknoproblembro” toolkit did not compromise those servers in the first place, we believe the servers were already under the attacker’s control before being infected with the DDoS attack kit.
An mentioned in our previous article the US instituions fell under an attack in late September including Bank of America, JPMorgan Chase and PNC Bank. They were hit with large volumes of traffic reducing the ability of the system to serve legitimate requests.
Radware claim a lot of the traffic came from legitimate ip addresses which are trusted by the banking systems which made it harder to block the traffic.
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