Etrade DDoS attack ...
January 5, 2012 - "... online broker ETrade, has been the target of a sustained malicious offshore generated cyber attack. The denial-of-service attack resulted in thousands of emails flooding the broking site, prompting a cessation of services from Christmas Eve to the New Year period. According to a Fairfax report*, offshore Etrade clients were the worst affected with some countries unable to access accounts for almost two weeks. An ETrade spokesperson confirmed that while overseas clients were more profoundly affected, Australian clients had intermittent access to their accounts... The Sydney Morning Herald reported** that St George customers were also affected by the attack as its online trading service is supplied by Etrade."
January 5, 2012
January 6, 2012
Jan 5, 2012 - "... While a denial-of-service attack prevents customers and the business from trading, it can also mask other illegal activities. Observers say businesses that have denial-of-service attacks not only lose the value of the business they would have conducted but also goodwill and reputation with the customer base..."
Global Denial of Service
Summary Report - (Past 24 hours)
Edited by AplusWebMaster, 06 January 2012 - 05:01 PM.