DDoS Threats & Security Attacks: DDoS Reports & Cyber Security Threats

New cyber security attacks and DDoS threats are lurking in the shadows everyday.
Read the latest information and stay head of these vulnerabilities with updated DDoS reports and cyber security threat reports from Radware's Emergency Response Team (ERT).

Masked Amplified DDoS

Security researchers have observed a new evasion technique - source port obfuscation - used for conducting denial-of-service attacks. It delivers amplified payloads through nonstandard ports.

May 16, 2018 03:00 PM Threat Alert

Nigelthorn Malware

On May 3, 2018, Radware’s malware protection service detected a zero-day malware threat at one of its customers, a global manufacturing firm, by using machine-learning algorithms. This malware campaign is propagating via socially-engineered links on Facebook and is infecting users by abusing a Google Chrome extension (the ‘Nigelify’ application) that performs credential theft, cryptomining, click fraud and more.

May 9, 2018 03:00 PM

GPON Home Routers – The Next Botnet?

Security researchers at vpnMentor recently conducted an assessment on a number of Gigabit Passive Optical Network (GPON) routers. The researchers found two exploits that could impact over one million devices and allow an attacker the ability to execute code remotely on a device. GPON is a type of Passive Optical Network (PON) used to provide fiber connections.

May 3, 2018 03:00 PM Threat Alert

Patriotic Hacktivism

Hacktivists have increased their activities in recent months, expressing social and political agendas via cyber-protests. These uproars have now taken to the digital world where hacktivists are using defacements, injections and denial-of-service attacks. In addition to just spreading their message, organized groups also engage in influential operations as an attempt to not only control the political message, but the leadership itself.

April 23, 2018 03:00 PM Threat Alert

Stresspaint Malware Targeting Facebook Credentials

On April 12, 2018, Radware’s threat research group detected malicious activity via internal feeds of a group collecting user credentials and payment methods from Facebook users across the globe.

April 17, 2018 03:00 PM

OpIsrael 2018

OpIsrael is a yearly campaign created by Anonymous in 2012 with the stated goal of “erasing Israel from the internet” in protest against the Israeli government’s conduct in the Israli-Palestinian conflict. Ideology, politics and religious differences are at the core of this operation.

April 4, 2018 03:00 PM Threat Alert

Drupalgeddon 2

Last week Drupal announced a critical vulnerability affecting Drupal version 7 and 8. Drupal is an open source content management software (CMS) written in PHP with almost a million users worldwide.

April 3, 2018 03:00 PM Threat Alert

Top 9 DDoS Threats Your Organization Must Be Prepared For

DNS Water Torture attacks, SSL floods, ransom DoS assaults, Advanced Persistent DoS and application flood attacks – all are happening today. Is your organization prepared to detect and mitigate these threats? Is your organization a “botnet” killer?

April 2, 2018 03:00 PM

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