Distributed denial-of-service attacks, or DDoS, are a standard tool of choice for publicity gathering attacks, but we rarely see institutions coming out and commenting on them - why DDoS are they being used, what were the results, or anything related to it that could be worse than what DDoS was going for.

Customer advocacy and information sharing is insufficient, argues Jason Polancich, a US Intelligence Community veteran and founder of the independent analysis and media company Hacksurfer. "Their tendency is to not say anything. Yet, at the same time, customers are left disenfranchised and without an answer when they ask hard questions… As a whole I believe the Financial Service industry is not open and owning its message to customers and supply chain members. They don't really come out enough to educate them, arm them, make them aware." ... Read full story on Wall Street & Technology

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