Taiwan significant source of cyber attacks on Russian banks

Five of Russia’s largest banks began were deluged by a massive DDoS attack and Taiwan was among the top sources

Taiwan News
Date: 2016/11/11
By: Keoni Everington, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

At least five of Russia’s largest banks were hit by a massive cyber attack that began on Tuesday, and

(By Associated Press)

(By Associated Press)

Taiwan was one of four countries that accounted for more than half of the attacks, according to the Moscow-based internet security giant Kaspersky.

The distribution of denial attacks (DDoS) began Tuesday at 1300 GMT and targeted “the websites of at least five well-known financial institutions in the top 10” in Russia, according to a statement released by Kaspersky. These attacks were still ongoing as of Thursday, with most lasting around an hour, but the longest continuing for up to 12 hours, according to Kaspersky.

DDoS attacks involve flooding websites with traffic from multiple sources, thus making them difficult to access or taking them offline entirely.

One of the affected banks, Sberbank, released a statement regarding the attack:    [FULL  STORY]

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