DDoS Attack on Bank Hid $900,000 Cyberheist
- — Feb. 19, 2013, 3:03 p.m.
A Christmas Eve cyberattack against the Web site of a regional California financial institution helped to distract bank officials from an online account takeover against one of its clients, netting thieves more than $900,000.Read the full article
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