Kaspersky: financial institutions, the most important objectives DDos attack during the third quarter




Russian digital security company announced Kaspersky that financial institutions in Australia and New Zealand came in first in terms of exposure to DDoS attacks stop service during the third quarter of this year, according to the latest special report to monitor and keep track of DDoS attacks.

Kaspersky quoted in its report a number of DDoS attacks that have been launched on the financial sector to the cyber criminal group known as the DD4BC, which are launching their attacks in order to obtain currency Bitcoin.

Kaspersky said that the group has targeted banks and media institutions and gaming companies since September, and has threatened to stop sites and the services provided through them to their customers in the event of no payment of ransom.

Kaspersky told the group that you are dialing from devices that have been disabled and launch attacks, the owners have to pay amounts ranging between 25 and 200 Bitcoin equivalent to between 6000 and 52000 thousand dollars.

Information indicates that the preparation and launch service block DDos attack no longer require any special technical knowledge, and anyone can or a criminal group launched a strong attack fairly easily.

Switzerland joined Australia and New Zealand as victims of the attacks stop service during the quarter, as the Bank of China and Bank of East Asia, said that he had been targeted by illegal activities.

Kaspersky said that many of the Russian financial institutions have gotten alerts from cyber-criminals are demanding access to certain amounts by currency Bitcoin to end their attack.

Quoting the findings of Akamai Technologies, Kaspersky said that the percentage of attacks that are made through robots rely on Linux systems has increased the proportion of 37.6% in the second quarter to a rate of 45.6% in the third quarter, the company said that most of the victims are Asian sites belong to institutions educational games or communities.

Has robots working on Linux systems hallmark is to use the XOR encryption in malware and in communication with the C & C servers own and control operations, and that issue commands to the robot, and receive reports of devices that have been controlled.

The robots that at the same time attacking the root directory on the target Linux systems and trying to get a password in order to spread itself further.

China and got 35% of the total block DDos service around the world attacks, while the United States got 21%, and South Korea came in third at 18%, up by 7.9% in the attacks on South Korea compared to the previous quarter.

The report pointed out that Kaspersky has been recorded during the third quarter, the longest continuous time to denial of service attack, which lasted for 320 continuous hours, or about two weeks,.

The St. George Bank in Australia has been subjected in the past month, to what he described as impaired because of a normal upgrade of computers in the bank, which led to a lack of customer access to online banking, telephone and mobile capability.


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