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What Do Banks and Cybersecurity Have in Common? Everything.

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New cyber-security threats require new solutions. New solutions require a project to implement them. The problems and solutions seem infinite while budgets remain bounded. Therefore, the challenge becomes how to identify the priority threats, select the solutions that deliver the best ROI and stretch dollars to maximize your organization’s protection. Consultants and industry analysts can help, but they […]

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The Rise in Cryptomining

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There are four primary motivations for cyberattacks: crime, hacktivism, espionage and war. Setting aside nation-state sponsored groups, the largest faction of attackers are cybercriminals, individuals or well-established organizations looking to turn a profit. For the last several years, ransom-based cyberattacks and ransomware had been the financial modus operandi for hackers, but 2018 flipped the coin […]

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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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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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Top 6 Threat Discoveries of 2018

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Over the course of 2018, Radware’s Emergency Response Team (ERT) identified several cyberattacks and security threats across the globe. Below is a round-up of our top discoveries from the past year. For more detailed information on each attack, please visit DDoS Warriors. DemonBot Radware’s Threat Research Center has been monitoring and tracking a malicious agent […]

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2018 In Review: Healthcare Under Attack

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Radware’s ERT and Threat Research Center monitored an immense number of events over the last year, giving us a chance to review and analyze attack patterns to gain further insight into today’s trends and changes in the attack landscape. Here are some insights into what we have observed over the last year. Healthcare Under Attack […]

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What Can We Learn About Cybersecurity from the Challenger Disaster? Everything.

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Understanding the potential threats that your organization faces is an essential part of risk management in modern times. It involves forecasting and evaluating all the factors that impact risk. Processes, procedures and investments can all increase, minimize or even eliminate risk. Another factor is the human element. Often times, within an organization, a culture exists […]

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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 […]