The FDIC, as a member of the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC), has issued a statement to notify institutions of the risks associated with the continued distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks on public-facing Web sites and the steps institutions are expected to take to address the risks posed by such attacks. The Financial Institution Letter (FIL) applies to all FDIC-supervised institutions.
Read the statement from the FDIC here
Many DDOS attacks occurred in late 2012 and in 2013. See the following:Middle East hackers attack the websites of Wells Fargo, Chase, and other large banks
(blog post 9/28/12)Ally is latest bank to be hit by Mideast cyberattack
(blog post 10/19/12)Credit unions being hit by DDOS attacks
(blog post 2/1/13)Chase customers shocked by 0 checking account balances
(blog post 3/19/13)