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).

OpCatalunya: Phase 4

Anonymous plans to officially launch phase 4 of Operation Catalunya in support of Catalan independence, at 8pm Central European Time on Thursday, December 21st.

December 20, 2017 02:00 PM Threat Alert

FCC Targeted For Net Neutrality Repeal

Following the United States Federal Communication Commission’s (FCC) decision to repeal net neutrality, Anonymous has mobilized a digital protest aimed at the FCC, Internet service providers (ISPs) and those that lobby for the repeal of net neutrality.

December 18, 2017 02:00 PM Threat Alert

OpKillingBay OpWhales

With a new whale hunting season comes a new wave of attacks by environmental and animal rights hacktivist communities within the Anonymous collective. Several operations are currently being run in parallel - OpKillingBay, OpKillingBay Eu, OpWhales and OpSeaWorld.

December 13, 2017 02:00 PM Threat Alert

OpUSA - OpIsrael

Following this announcement anti-American and anti-Israeli groups under the Anonymous collective umbrella declared that they would be launching attacks against any and all websites deemed to be Israeli and in addition to the United States government. These Anonymous groups are calling for hacktivists around the world to join forces and urges participants to hack, deface, dox, hijack, leak and DDoS any target in Israel and websites associated with the US government. In previous years, Israel has seen moderate attacks launched against its networks and infrastructure, resulting in defacements of unsecured websites of small- and medium-sized businesses.

December 11, 2017 02:00 PM Threat Alert

The Rise of the Botnets: Mirai & Hajime

The Internet of things is fraught with connected devices offering a staggeringly low level of security. Depending on which source is consulted, the number of IoT devices could reach as many as 20 billion by 2020. With hackers using an array of new malware to commandeer these digitized soldiers into botnet armies, it was only a matter of time until hackers unleashed these devices into a massive, distributed DDoS attack.

November 30, 2017 02:00 PM

Fancy Bear DDoS for Ransom

Over the last week, Radware’s Emergency Response Team (ERT) has been tracking an emerging ransom denial-of-service (RDoS) campaign from a group identifying itself as Fancy Bear. The group has been distributing extortion emails to payment processing vendors in multiple locations across the globe.

November 12, 2017 02:00 PM Threat Alert


At the beginning of October 2017, citizens of Catalonia – an autonomous community in Spain - held an independence referendum. This call for independence created a conflict between the Catalan leadership and Spanish government and increased law enforcement presence in Catalonia.

October 30, 2017 03:00 PM Threat Alert

Bad Rabbit

This threat advisory provides analysis by Radware’s Emergency Response Team (ERT) of the ransomware campaign that broke out on October 24, 2017 and is impacting organizations across Eastern Europe.

October 29, 2017 03:00 PM Threat Alert

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