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).

Memcache: DDoS-as-a-Service

The record-breaking denial-of-service attacks launched against GitHub and other organizations quickly caught the attention of both the security community and the public.


March 11, 2018 03:00 PM Threat Alert

Zero-Day Malware Alert: FormBook

Radware Cloud Malware Protection Service has detected and blocked a new evasive zero-day malware: a new variant of the FormBook malware family.


March 7, 2018 02:00 PM

Memcached Under Attack

On February 27, 2018 several organizations began publicly disclosing a trend in UDP amplified attacks utilizing exposed Memcached servers. The Memcached protocol was never intended to be exposed to the Internet and thus did not have sufficient security controls. Because of this exposure, attackers are able to abuse Memcached UDP port 11211 for reflective, volumetric attacks.


March 1, 2018 02:00 PM Threat Alert

New WordPress DoS Vulnerability

On February 5, 2018, an independent researcher disclosed a zero-day WordPress DoS vulnerability that allows application-level denial of service (AppDoS) attacks against websites using the WordPress platform. WordPress is an open source content management system (CMS) written in PHP and powers over 29% of the Internet’s sites and blogs.


February 11, 2018 02:00 PM Threat Alert

DarkSky Botnet

Radware’s Threat Research has recently discovered a new botnet, dubbed DarkSky. DarkSky botnet features several evasion mechanisms, a malware downloader and a variety of network- and application-layer DDoS attack vectors. This bot is now available for sale for less than $20 over the Darknet.


February 7, 2018 02:00 PM Threat Alert

DarkSky Botnet

Radware’s Threat Research has recently discovered a new botnet, dubbed DarkSky. DarkSky botnet features several evasion mechanisms, a malware downloader and a variety of network- and application-layer DDoS attack vectors. This bot is now available for sale for less than $20 over the Darknet.


February 7, 2018 02:00 PM

ADB Miner: A New Botnet Surfaces

Radware’s Emergency Response Team has been monitoring the emergence of a new botnet this week. The ADB.miner malware takes advantage of Android-based devices that expose debug capabilities to the Internet.


February 5, 2018 02:00 PM Threat Alert

JenX: A New Botnet Threatening All

A new botnet, dubbed JenX, has begun recruiting IoT devices. The botnet is being marketed over the Internet and offers up to 300Gbps attacks for as little as $20. It uses hosted servers to find and infect IoT devices leveraging one of two known vulnerabilities that have become popular in IoT botnets recently.


January 31, 2018 02:00 PM Threat Alert

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