The week of March 24th started the 4th wave of DDoS attacks against banks and financial institutions in the US. Qassam Cyber Fighters have launched the 4th wave of the 3rd phase of Operation Ababil and have updated their Pastebin page with new threat attacks. The targets of this attack remain the leading US banks including Bank of America, Chase Bank, PNC, Union Bank, BB&T, US Bank, Fifth Third Bank and Citibank.
Radware ERT is actively involved in fighting and mitigating these attacks and found that these attacks are both sophisticated and contain multiple complicated attack vectors. For the first time in the prolonged Operation Ababil campaign, the attackers are launching encrypted attacks based on SSL protocol.