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Possible Cyber Attacks During the Holiday Season

 

Systems Affected


Popular web sites in Sri Lanka

Threat Level


High


Overview


Based on the past experience the national computer emergency readiness team Sri Lanka CERT|CC advise its constituents to be on alert for possible cyber-attacks against high profile web sites during this New Year holiday season.


Description


The attacks may target web defacements of popular web sites in the country. The web site administrators should be vigilant against the unauthorized entry and modifications to their web sites. There could be DDoS attempts against some of these web sites.


Impact



Solution/ Workarounds


The web site administrators should keep a close watch on any unauthorized login attempts to their web sites and the CMS(content management systems). Also be on alert for possible denial of service (DoS) attacks.


References


http://www.cert.gov.lk/alerts.php


Disclaimer


The information provided herein is on "as is" basis, without warranty of any kind.


 
     

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