• 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).



    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.

    OpUSA / OpIsrael


    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.

    Fancy Bear DDoS for Ransom


    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.



    This threat advisory provides analysis by Radware’s Emergency Response Team (ERT) of the ransomware campaign that broke out on October 24, 2017 and is impacting organizations across Eastern Europe.

    Reaper Botnet


    Researchers claim to have discovered a new Internet of Things (IoT) botnet named Reaper, which is currently self-propagating.

    XMR Squad & Armada Collective Launching RDoS Attacks (DDoS for Ransom)


    Over the last few days Radware’s Emergency Response Team (ERT) has been tracking a number of RDoS (DDoS for Ransom) campaigns from groups claiming to be the Armada Collective and XMR Squad.