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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).
Hajime is a sophisticated, flexible and future-proof IoT botnet. It is capable of updating itself and provides the ability to extend its member bots with ‘richer’ functions, both efficiently and fast.
As the 2017 French presidential election approaches, many are becoming worried about the possibility of cyber interference in the election process. There is concern that a cyber-attack or social manipulation like those recently seen in the 2016 United States presidential election will occur in the time leading up to the April 23rd election date.
A new version of the BrickerBot PDoS attack has been discovered and researched by Radware’s Emergency Response Team.