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Top 3 Cyberattacks Targeting Proxy Servers

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Today, many organizations are now realizing that DDoS defense is critical to maintaining an exceptional customer experience. Why? Because nothing diminishes load times or impacts the end user’s experience more than a cyberattack. As a facilitator of access to content and networks, proxy servers have become a focal point for those seeking to cause grief […]

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How Cyberattacks Directly Impact Your Brand: New Radware Report

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Whether you’re an executive or practitioner, brimming with business acumen or tech savviness, your job is to preserve and grow your company’s brand. Brand equity relies heavily on customer trust, which can take years to build and only moments to demolish. 2018’s cyber threat landscape demonstrates this clearly; the delicate relationship between organizations and their […]

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Threat Alert: MalSpam

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Radware researchers have been following multiple campaigns targeting the financial industry in Europe and the United States. These campaigns are designed to commit fraud via credential theft by sending MalSpam, malicious spam that contains banking malware like Trickbot and Emotet, to unsuspecting users. If the users open the document, they will become infected, and the […]

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Ad Fraud 101: How Cybercriminals Profit from Clicks

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Fraud is and always will be a cornerstone of the cybercrime community. The associated economic gains provide substantial motivation for today’s malicious actors, which is reflected in the rampant use of identity and financial theft, and ad fraud. Fraud is, without question, big business. You don’t have to look far to find websites, on both […]

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10 Most Popular Blogs of 2018

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Between large scale cyberattacks, the implementation of GDPR and increasing popularity of smart home technologies (and their associated vulnerabilities), we had a lot to write about this year. Of the hundreds of blogs we published in 2018, several floated to the top in terms of readership. Below, we recap the ten most popular blogs of […]

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2018 In Review: Memcache and Drupalgeddon

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Attackers don’t just utilize old, unpatched vulnerabilities, they also exploit recent disclosures at impressive rates. This year we witnessed two worldwide events that highlight the evolution and speed with which attackers will weaponize a vulnerability: Memcache and Druppalgeddon. Memcached DDoS Attacks In late February, Radware’s Threat Detection Network signaled an increase in activity on UDP port […]

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2019 Predictions: Will Cyber Serenity Soon Be a Thing of the Past?

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In 2018 the threat landscape evolved at a breakneck pace, from predominantly DDoS and ransom attacks (in 2016 and 2017, respectively), to automated attacks. We saw sensational attacks on APIs, the ability to leverage weaponized Artificial Intelligence, and growth in side-channel and proxy-based attacks. And by the looks of it, 2019 will be an extension […]

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Hadoop YARN: An Assessment of the Attack Surface and Its Exploits

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TL;DR Rate of Hadoop YARN exploits is slowing but still at a concerning 350,000 events per day 1065 servers are exposed and vulnerable The geographic spread of vulnerable servers and the targets of the attacks is global and concentrated in regions with high cloud data center densities Motivations behind the exploits range from planting Linux […]

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The Origin of Ransomware and Its Impact on Businesses

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In previous articles we’ve mentioned how Ransomware has wreaked havoc, invading systems and putting organizations’ reputation and stability at stake. In this article, we’ll start with the basics and describe what ransomware is and how it is used by cybercriminals to attack tens of thousands of systems by taking advantage of system-vulnerabilities. [You might also […]