Regardless of the political fall-out from Special Counsel Robert J. Mueller’s indictment of twelve Russian intelligence operatives for tampering with the 2016 U.S. Presidential election, this much seems clear after reading the 29-page, John LeCarre-like document: It has become unreasonable to expect any organization to successfully defend against such a massive, coordinated cyberattack.
Democratic National Committee,
Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee,
On the Serengeti, wildebeest have survived for millennia by using a simple strategy: safety in numbers. It’s great for the species, but each animal can only hope that another one will take one for the team.
It seems that almost daily, there is a new story about another bank or financial services institution (FSI) falling victim to a phishing or other cyberattack.
Trickbot banking Trojan,
The financial services industry is consistently among the most highly targeted industries for cyberattacks. Financial services institutions (FSIs) are a popular and frequent focus of attackers because, to quote famed bank robber Willie Sutton, when asked why he robbed banks: “That’s where the money’s at.”
watering hole attacks,
financial services industry,
employee credential theft