Has Your Bank Website Been Slow Lately?

If you have found your bank website to be slower that expected lately, it may be due to a hacker group launching a campaign of denial of service (DOS) attacks on US banks for the last week - a continuation of a campaign that started last September. The group claiming responsibility is Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Cyber Fighters and says these attacks are in retaliation for a video posted on YouTube (isn't it always). Denial of service attacks are largely made possible when a group has control over a large number of infected PCs, which they direct to try to "hit" the target website en masse, slowing down the site or (preferably) taking it off line for a while. Yet another reason to use an up-to-date virus scanner on your PC, so you don't become a hacker's tool...

[caption id="attachment_6066" align="aligncenter" width="150"]DOS DOS !!![/caption]

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