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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.
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.
OpKillingBay 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.
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.
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.
On January 7, 2015 France endured a three day terror attack. In the aftermath, two separate parties launched a series of cyber-attacks. First, Anonymous declared war on Islamic extremists and promised to seek revenge for the attack on French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo. Second, the Islamic hacker's team AnonGhost declared cyber war on France, citing their unhappiness with the French population and its reaction to these attacks.
On October 15 Google published details of a vulnerability in the design of SSL version 3.0. This vulnerability allows the plaintext of secure connections to be calculated by a network attacker.