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With the value of bitcoin increasing in recent weeks, Radware is witnessing an increase in cyber-attacks driven by financially-motivated and ransom-based attacks. A group claiming to be the Armada Collective has sent out ransom notes to seven banks in South Korea.
Radware’s Emergency Response Team (ERT) has been following a trend in outages effecting bitcoin exchanges over the last several weeks. Predicted by Radware last year, attacks against bitcoin exchanges and marketplaces seem correlated with currency value fluctuations and have exponentially grown due to the rise in value of bitcoin – hitting an all-time high of $2,995 USD on June 11.
OpIcarus is a multiphase operation originally launched by Anonymous on February 8, 2016 and is now entering its fifth phase on June 11, 2017.
In the first week of June there has been a dramatic increase in activity from #OpSingleGateway, an Anonymous operation designed to combat the government of Thailand’s strategy to implement central control of the nation’s Internet, similar to what has been witnessed in China.
Operation Killing Bay is a yearly hacktivism operation by Anonymous, activists, and others organizations in response to the hunting of whales and dolphins in Japan. OpKillingBay EU is in response to the dolphin hunt in the Faroe Islands. These operations often run parallel to OpSeaWorld and OpWhales and include overlapping targets.
On Friday, May 12, 2017, a global ransomware campaign began targeting computers around the world with a ransomware variant called WannaCrypt malware (alternatively known as WCry, WannaCry or WanaCrypt0r), hitting dozens of organizations across the globe.
With spring comes the blossom of DDoS for Ransom (RDoS) attacks. In 2016, ransom was the #1 motivation behind cyber-attacks; half of organizations were subject to this extortion threat (according to Radware’s 2016-2017 Global Application & Network Security Report).