FBI to Banks: DDoS Extortions Continue

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Numerous firms across the financial services sector - and beyond - continue to face a variety of distributed-denial-of-attack and data breach extortion attempts.

Attackers' tactics are simple: Sometimes they threaten to disrupt a firm's website, preventing customers from accessing it. And other times they warn that they will release data - which they obtained by hacking into the firm - that contains sensitive information about the organization's employees and customers. Or, the attackers say, the organization can pay them off - typically via bitcoins - to call off the attack or delete the data.

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