DDoS Attacks Against Global Markets

Find out who is being attacked and why?

Cyber attackers are trying to manipulate stock prices and trading markets using distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks. Intelligence gathered from nearly a dozen significant DDoS cyber-attacks reveals the devastating market effects on financial services firms and other enterprises.

Learn about the types of attacks launched against major companies, financial services organizations and trading platforms, and discover the primary perpetrators responsible for these DDoS cyber-attacks.

DDoS attacks have proven to be a significant threat to global enterprises and the availability of online resources. Financial services firms have been a prominent target for economically and ideologically motivated criminals. Complex DDoS campaigns can adversely affect public perception of the targeted enterprise as well the perception of market participants (i.e., investors).

Technological limits on DDoS attacks have so far prevented malicious actors from completely bringing down an entire major marketplace, such as the two US securities and commodities exchanges. DDoS attacks keep getting bigger, stronger, longer and more sophisticated, so future attacks from the underground ecosystem that supports DDoS cyber attackers remain a possibility.

In this white paper, you'll learn:

  1. How DDoS attacks are used for market manipulation
  2. Details about 10 DDoS attack campaigns and their market effects
  3. The perpetrators, attack methods and their public statements for each campaign
  4. The types of malicious actors and their motives
  5. The three named groups responsible for most DDoS market attacks