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DDoS Attack on our financial institution’s Network


  • DDoS Attack Impact:
  • One of the financial institutions faced a severe DDoS attack, leading to a sudden surge in incoming requests, disrupting network performance, and causing service outages.
  • Financial losses and reputation damage occurred due to the extended downtime and customer dissatisfaction.
  • Identification and Mitigation Challenges:
  • Initially, the abnormal traffic was misattributed to temporary increases in legitimate usage.
  • It took several days to confirm the DDoS nature of the attack, during which critical services suffered.

Solution Offered:

  • Incident Response and Mitigation:
  • Our team has been engaged to investigate and implement mitigation strategies.
  • Security teams applied traffic filtering, rate limiting, and IP blacklisting to block malicious traffic, alleviating the immediate impact.
  • Collaboration with ISPs and Law Enforcement:
  • Collaborative efforts were initiated with Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to block malicious traffic closer to its source.
  • Coordination with law enforcement agencies began to trace and apprehend the perpetrators, addressing the root cause.
  • Enhanced Security Measures:
  • Post-incident, we implemented additional security measures, including enhanced traffic monitoring, application firewalls, and the adoption of DDoS protection services.
  • The incident prompted a review and update of the incident response plan, focusing on faster detection and coordinated response.


  • Mitigation Success:
  • The implemented mitigation strategies, including traffic filtering and collaborative efforts with ISPs, proved successful in reducing and eventually stopping the DDoS attack.
  • Recovery and Strengthening Security:
  • Financial instituion recovered from the incident and strengthened its security posture by adopting additional protective measures.
  • Post-incident analysis identified vulnerabilities, enabling the corporation to fortify its defenses against potential future DDoS attacks.
  • Lessons Learned and Improved Resilience:
  • The incident served as a learning experience, prompting us and our financial instituion’s organization to revise its incident response plan and improve its overall resilience against cyber threats.
  • Ongoing employee training and awareness programs were enhanced to better recognize and respond to security threats.
  • Business Continuity:
  • With the enhanced security measures and revised incident response plan, we improved our financial instituion’s organizations ability to maintain business continuity, minimizing the impact of potential future DDoS attacks.


TeleGlobal’s experience with a DDoS attack highlights the need for continuous improvement in cybersecurity measures. While the corporation successfully mitigated the attack and implemented additional safeguards, the incident underscores the evolving nature of cyber threats and the importance of a proactive cybersecurity stance in today’s digital landscape.

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