eToro, one of the leading online trading platforms for currency and commodities traders, with 2.75 million users in 140 countries was knocked offline by a DDoS attack. The eToro platform allows traders to share and discuss trades, positions and other financial metrics. I personally checked using simple searches to see if eToro is using a Content Delivery Network, and it appears like they are not using a CDN. We understand that this DDoS attack might be a smoke screen for other vector attacks. The first thing eToro needs to do is reach out to a CDN, and get them in there immediately. After all, this website is in the business of storing and securing financial data.
Yoni Assia, CEO of eToro made the following statement:
“I am sure that by now, most of you are already aware of the fact that our platform was under attack by a malicious group of hackers. I realize that many of you may be frustrated, angry, or simply worried following the unusual service interruptions that happened on Thursday, July 3rd and I wanted to contact you personally to apologize and explain what happened.”