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Network and Data Security for Non-Engineers by Stephan S. Jones, Kevin Groom, Frank M. Groom

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Chapter 10

Banking Security, Zeus, and SpyEye

As online banking becomes more prevalent globally, it is of the utmost importance to demonstrate the security measures in place around online banking. By examining what is currently of concern to banks in the area of online security, coupled with where the banking industry is headed, flaws in banking information security become increasingly prominent. Currently, banks are concerned with denial-of-service (DoS) attacks, online fraud, both Zeus and SpyEye Trojans, and a wide array of mobile banking threats.

DoS attacks are happening more frequently to banks, recently occurring at Wells Fargo, Citigroup, JPMorgan Chase, and Bank of America. During a DoS attack, hackers establish a series of meaningless ...

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