How to prepare yourself for likely cyberattacks
Over the course of the last several years, U.S. companies have experienced multiple cyberattacks coordinated by the Iranian government — and all signs indicate that history could repeat itself.
In September 2012, a group calling itself the Cyber Fighters of Izz Ad-Din Al Qassam conducted various denial of service attacks, known as Operation Ababil, on major American financial institutions. They inundated the websites of several American banks with a high volume of traffic to jam their networks and temporarily take them down. Later, the Washington Post reported that the attacks originated not from a hacktivist group but from the government of Iran.