Published February 4, 2014
Cyber attackers are trying to manipulate stock prices and trading markets using distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks. Intelligence gathered from nearly a dozen significant DDoS cyber-attacks reveals the devastating market effects on financial services firms and other enterprises. Learn about the types of attacks launched against major companies, financial services organizations and trading platforms, and discover the primary perpetrators responsible for these DDoS cyber-attacks.
In this white paper, you will learn:
DDoS attacks hold particular risks for enterprises dealing in sensitive or confidential information:
Multi-vector DDoS attacks are now within the capabilities of malicious actors. These attacks can have both immediate and indirect impacts on individual businesses as well as entire markets, such as:
The key factor for malicious actors in their choice of future targets will be their targets’ susceptibility to the damage that can be induced by these types of attack campaigns.
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