• 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).



    AnonGhost – A hacking group affiliated with Anonymous announced a new cyber-attack campaign against US websites named #OPUSA, scheduled for May 7th, 2013. The planned attack follows a similar attack campaign organized by AnonGhost that took place exactly one month earlier – on Apr 7th, 2013 and was launched against Israeli web sites (aka OPISRAEL).

    WordPress Attack


    During the past week we noticed an abnormal increase of brute force attacks targeting WordPress applications. The attacks use automated scripts that attempt to login to WordPress default admin page using common usernames and passwords.



    Various anti-Israeli hacking groups join hands to launch a massive cyber attack on Israeli cyber space with the aim to disconnect the country from the Internet. AnonGhost, one of the campaign central initiators, indicated that they will initiate the attack on the 7th of April.

    DoS Cyber Attack on Major US Banks and Financial Institutions - New Threat


    A fourth wave of DDoS attacks on banks and financial institutions has hit extending the 3rd phase of Operation Ababil. The attack identified by Radware's ERT is an SSL flood attack using two attack scripts uploaded by the attackers. Radware's ERT outlines the scripts and is actively mitigating these sophisticated attacks

    DoS Cyber Attack on Banks and Financial Institutions Strikes Again - March 2013


    A new wave of DDoS attacks on banks and financial institutions has hit launching the 3rd phase of Operation Ababil. The attacks are targeting major US banks and causing outages to their secured online services and website. Radware's ERT outlines the attack vectors being used and is actively mitigating these sophisticated attacks.

    DoS Cyber Attack on Major US Financial Institutions - September 2012


    In early September of 2012, short videos claiming to be “trailers” of a longer film entitled “Innocence of Muslims” was uploaded to YouTube. The film, which claimed to contain offending content to the Muslim community, has invoked demonstrations and violent protests in many Muslim countries which included an attack on U.S consulates and embassies. On September 18th , 2012 a group called “Cyber fighters of Izz ad-din Al qassam” announced an upcoming cyber attack campaign and called for an attack on what they claimed to be ‘American and Zionist’ targets. The attack campaign was named “Operation Ababil” which was also the name of a failed Pakistani military operation that occurred in April, 1984.

    Mobile Low Orbit Ion Canon (LOIC)


    Mobile LOIC is the online web version of LOIC. It is a Java script-based HTTP DoS tool that is delivered within an HTML page, consisting of a simple 100 lines of code that executes-loop generating web requests. It has very few options and can only conduct HTTP floods. It is possible to append text with an appropriately revolutionary message.