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As the 2018 Winter Olympics approaches, Radware ERT Threat Research team turns its attention to the crowds and the target rich environments created by high profile sporting events. With over one million tickets for sale, this event will bring large crowds that will demand connectivity and are expected to consume record-breaking volumes. This enormous demand for connectivity and technology will also pose a security risk for Olympic organizers, partners, sponsors, suppliers, service providers and attendees.
Anonymous plans to officially launch phase 4 of Operation Catalunya in support of Catalan independence, at 8pm Central European Time on Thursday, December 21st.
Following the United States Federal Communication Commission’s (FCC) decision to repeal net neutrality, Anonymous has mobilized a digital protest aimed at the FCC, Internet service providers (ISPs) and those that lobby for the repeal of net neutrality.
With a new whale hunting season comes a new wave of attacks by environmental and animal rights hacktivist communities within the Anonymous collective. Several operations are currently being run in parallel - OpKillingBay, OpKillingBay Eu, OpWhales and OpSeaWorld.
Following this announcement anti-American and anti-Israeli groups under the Anonymous collective umbrella declared that they would be launching attacks against any and all websites deemed to be Israeli and in addition to the United States government. These Anonymous groups are calling for hacktivists around the world to join forces and urges participants to hack, deface, dox, hijack, leak and DDoS any target in Israel and websites associated with the US government. In previous years, Israel has seen moderate attacks launched against its networks and infrastructure, resulting in defacements of unsecured websites of small- and medium-sized businesses.
Over the last week, Radware’s Emergency Response Team (ERT) has been tracking an emerging ransom denial-of-service (RDoS) campaign from a group identifying itself as Fancy Bear. The group has been distributing extortion emails to payment processing vendors in multiple locations across the globe.
At the beginning of October 2017, citizens of Catalonia – an autonomous community in Spain - held an independence referendum. This call for independence created a conflict between the Catalan leadership and Spanish government and increased law enforcement presence in Catalonia.