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New Threat Landscape Gives Birth to New Way of Handling Cyber Security

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With the growing online availability of attack tools and services, the pool of possible attacks is larger than ever. Let’s face it, getting ready for the next cyber-attack is the new normal! This ‘readiness’ is a new organizational tax on nearly every employed individual throughout the world. Amazingly enough, attackers have reached a level of […]

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Stresspaint Malware Campaign Targeting Facebook Credentials

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On April 12, 2018, Radware’s threat research group detected malicious activity via internal feeds of a group collecting user credentials and payment methods from Facebook users across the globe. The group manipulates victims via phishing emails to download a painting application called ‘Relieve Stress Paint.’ While benign in appearance, it runs a malware dubbed ‘Stresspaint’ […]

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The Mikrotik RouterOS-Based Botnet

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A newly discovered botnet targets TCP port 8291 and vulnerable Mikrotik RouterOS-based devices. MikroTik, a Latvian hardware manufacturer, products are used around the world and are now a target of a new propagating botnet exploiting vulnerabilities in their RouterOS operating system, allowing attackers to remotely execute code on the device. Such devices have been making […]

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Putinstresser.eu, a Simple and Powerful Booter and Stresser Service

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Let’s take a journey through a real-life booter and stresser service to better understand the tools, the trade and pricing behind DDoS-as-a-Service. Putinstresser.eu is a fairly recent player, an addition to the growing number of low-priced DDoS-as-a-Service, commonly known as booters and stressers, services. The site illustrates the maturity and the ease of access these […]

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Choosing the Right DDoS Solution – Part I: On-Prem Appliance

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As DDoS attacks grow more frequent, more powerful, and more sophisticated, many organizations turn to DDoS mitigation providers to protect themselves against attacks. However, DDoS protection is not a one-size-fits-all fixed menu; rather, it is an a-la-carte buffet of multiple choices. Each option has its unique advantages and drawbacks, and it is up to the […]

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Entering into the 1Tbps Era

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Background On February 27th Radware noticed an increase in activity on UDP port 11211. As other organizations began to disclose a trend in UDP amplified attacks over UDP port 11211, Radware’s ERT Research team and the Threat Research Center began preparing for the inevitable. With a Bandwidth Amplification Factor (BAF) ranging between 10,000x and 52,000x, […]

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A Quick History of IoT Botnets

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The Internet of Things (IoT) describes a world where just about anything is an Internet-enabled device. IoT is comprised of smart physical objects such as vehicles and buildings or embedded devices such as refrigerators, toasters and routers. These devices feature sensors and an IP address for Internet connectivity, enabling these objects to collect and exchange […]

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IT Can Be a Creepy Clown: Five Things That Keep Me Up At Night

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If you are a security professional like me, you probably wind up speaking passionately about an attack vector, a cyber-incident or trends in information security from time-to-time. As such, you probably get approached to opine on a summary of what frightens you the most, and how to drive to sum navigable preventative steps. Having said […]

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1984 to 2018: The Evolution of the Olympics

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Change is inevitable and it happens in every industry. Those that evolve with change often help lead the transformation and revolutionize their domain. In 2016 we began to enter the era of digital transformation in our industry and changes have begun to take place that are revolutionizing the way we consume, collect and deliver data […]