4. Abnormal DDoS Attacks
Masking attacks are designed to throw off security staff and disguise the bigger danger taking place behind the corporate network. In recent months, the FBI has warned banks and credit unions that distributed denial-of-service attacks were believed to be disguising unauthorized wire transfers. The same tactic can be used against other businesses, Shteiman said. Hackers can infiltrate other areas of the network while teams handle support calls from the disruption prompted by a crippled application.