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US, Japan talk cooperation against ‘large-scale’ cyberattacks US, Japan talk cooperation against ‘large-scale’ cyberattacks 24.07.2017  
By Morgan Chalfant: “Japan and the United States recognize that automated large-scale distributed cyber attacks, such as through botnets, may pose a significant threat to cyberspace, in particular in the context of increasing connectivity through the Internet of Things (IoT),” 
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FBI: Individuals Threatening Distributed Denial of Service FBI: Individuals Threatening Distributed Denial of Service 26.06.2017  
An individual or group claiming to be “Anonymous” or “Lizard Squad” sent extortion emails to private-sector companies threatening to conduct distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks on their network unless they received an identified amount of Bitcoin. No victims to date have reported DDoS activity as a penalty for non-payment.
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Gartner - Could You Mitigate a DDoS Attack? Gartner - Could You Mitigate a DDoS Attack? 14.06.2017 Contributor: Kasey Panetta

".. The most common DDoS mitigation option is a scrubbing center. In the event where an enterprise with a scrubbing center detects any DDoS traffic, they can choose to divert all their traffic–good and bad–to the nearest scrubbing center" 
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Banks’ Boards of Directors Face New Cybersecurity Challenges Banks’ Boards of Directors Face New Cybersecurity Challenges 20.04.2017 By Randal L. Gainer​

"Board members should ensure that their banks’ IT networks and those of their key vendors are protected against massive DDoS attacks by services that can absorb or divert the attacks"
 
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A tale of two cyber bank heists that reveals their vulnerability A tale of two cyber bank heists that reveals their vulnerability 13.03.2017 By Emma Dunkley (subscription required) 

"Cyber crime is on the rise, with attackers developing increasingly sophisticated hacking techniques to break through organisations’ defences. It is one of the biggest risks to global banking, threatening to cripple lenders and defraud customers .. Lloyds was the victim of a so-called distributed denial of service attack, a type of assault that floods a company’s website in order to cripple its services. It involves hitting a site with so much traffic that web operations are dramatically slowed or halted .. To stop the attack, Lloyds used geo-blocking, which is akin to dropping a gate over the servers that are sending the offending data. Lloyds also used “scrubbing” techniques. This involves diverting traffic through a hub that separates fake and genuine customer traffic, with the latter being permitted to pass through". 

 
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