The threats list below is a central place for threats and alerts related to network and application security. In particular, we are monitoring types of DDoS attacks, trends and tools, and attacks announced on IRC channels, social media and other attackers' communication channels.
Radware’s ERT has been investigating OpParis, an Anonymous revenge campaign against ISIS for the Paris attacks on November 13, 2015. This campaign is an aggressive operation targeting supporters and sympathizers of the Paris attacks. Retaliation on French based companies following the Anonymous response to the attack in Paris is expected.
For additional information, read the full threat alert here.
Email Service Providers Under Attack
Radware’s ERT has been
investigating a series of DDoS for ransom attacks carried out against email
service providers. The attacks are coming from multiple sources including a new
group called The Armada Collective. This first surfaced in September 2015 with
a series of attacks on banks, e-commerce sites and hosting services in Russia,
Thailand and Switzerland.
is an annual campaign created by Anonymous, activists and other organizations
in response to whale and dolphin hunting in Japan and Denmark. Industries that
were directly and indirectly involved in the hunting of dolphins and whales
were targeted and experienced SQL injections, data dumps and service outages
caused by denial of service attacks.
For additional information, read the full research alert here.
Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), an Al-Qaeda splinter group, is infamously known for its malicious, physical attacks. Recently, however, ISIS has been credited with cyber-attacks. As a result, organizations such as Anonymous have started to counter-attack ISIS sites.
For additional information regarding the threat, read the full Threat Alert.
OpIsrael 2015 is an organized set of attacks aimed at the Israeli government, public institutions and other
high profile Web sites. These attacks are planned by anti-Israeli individuals and Anonymous-affiliated
hacktivist groups such as “AnonGhost” (Tunisia). The goal of the attackers is to a launch a massive set of
cyber-attacks against Israeli cyber space. OpIsrael 2015 is the third in a series of OpIsrael attacks – with
the first occurring in 2013.
Design flaws, bugs or any other weakness found in programs, servers, applications or other network elements.
Alerts on possible upcoming network and/or application attacks, tracked by ongoing monitoring of hackers’ forms of communication (IRC, Twitter, Youtube, etc.)
Network and/or application attack tool or malware
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