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).

Upcoming DDoS Attack Targets Websites Linked to the 2012 Summer Olympics.

An event with the magnitude of the Summer Olympics is a likely target for many attack threats, including IT security attacks. Radware security researchers have found that the Olympic Games website is on the radar of hackers who published an HOIC booster script on pastebin. The time or size of these potential attacks is unknown.

July 29, 2012 02:00 PM Threat Alert

Upcoming DDoS Attack on Friday, May 25th By a New Hacktivist Group, TheWikiBoat

A new group of hacktivists is on the rise with a planned DDoS attack on some of the world’s largest organizations including Apple, Bank of America, British Telecom and Bank of China. The new group, known as TheWikiBoat, is not related to Anonymous, although they might share the same ideas as Anonymous. The hackers’ team is calling for supporters from around the world to join the attack and to support their actions.

May 22, 2012 02:00 PM Threat Alert

Cisco IOS XR Software Route Processor Denial of Service

Cisco IOS XR Software contains vulnerability when handling crafted packets that may result in a denial of service condition. The vulnerability only exists on Cisco 9000 Series Aggregation Services Routers (ASR) Route Switch Processor (RSP-4G and RSP-8G), Route Switch Processor 440 (RSP440), and Cisco Carrier Routing System (CRS) Performance Route Processor (PRP).

April 30, 2012 02:00 PM Vulnerability

DoS Cyber Attack on a Financial Institution in the U.S.A - April 2012 Pulling Large Resources

The customer, a major financial institution in the United States, was targeted with a multi-vulnerability DDoS attack by the Anonymous collective as part of a large attack campaign. This attack lasted for about nine hours. On the same day, the customer notified ERT with the following information “We have received credible information that an Anonymous kind of attack is being targeted on (our site) tomorrow”; the attack started three hours later than planned.

April 25, 2012 02:00 PM Attack Report

DoS Cyber Attack on an European Organization – March 2012 An Exotic Attack: HTTP Fingerprinting

The customer is a religious entity which was targeted by an hacktivist group for its “doctrine” and “concepts”. According to some sources, the attack also appears to have been triggered by a security firm report explaining it was able to protect the customer from DDoS attacks.The attack lasted three days and was comprised of five attack vectors; one of the attack vectors was particularly exotic using a HTTP fingerprinting attack vector.

March 20, 2012 02:00 PM Attack Report

HOIC – High Orbit Ion Cannon

Recently, a new DDOS attack tool was introduced dubbed as HOIC – High Orbit Ion Cannon. Although developed for testing purposes (according to the developer disclaimer)this tool is evidently used maliciously in the wild. HOIC is running as windows executables and has GUI control.

December 31, 2011 01:00 PM Attack Tool

Dirt Jumper Version v5 bot

Dirt Jumper (previously known as RussKill) is a very popular Distributed Denial of Service Bot being heavily used in the DDOS-for-hire business online. By visiting underground forums, one can find many variants and versions of Dirt Jumper offered for sale. Since the source code for different versions of Dirt Jumper can now be found for free in some underground forums, Dirt Jumper continues to evolve and over time many versions and variants have come into play.

January 31, 2011 02:00 PM Attack Tool

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