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Over the last week, Radware’s Emergency Response Team (ERT) has been tracking a DDoS-for-ransom campaign (RDoS) from a group claiming to be Phantom Squad, a group that made public threats to DDoS Steam, Xbox Live and PlayStation Network in December of 2015.
Since 2015, the Radware Malware Research Team has been following CodeFork - a group of hackers who recently launched a new campaign with updated malware tools and infection techniques. This group distributes malware to be utilized across a number of use cases. The new campaign features advanced file-less evasion and persistence techniques, as well as a new module that mines Monero cryptocurrency.
There is nothing new about DDoS attacks against the gaming industry and over the last several weeks there have been a number of assaults launched against a handful of gaming companies.
On June 27, 2017, a global ransomware campaign targeting computers around the world with a new ransomware variant referred to as NotPetya.
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.