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A Three-Episode DDoS Ransom Attack Prologue

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DDoS attacks are becoming a part of ransom attacks. Instead of infiltrating secure organizational assets, attackers are launching devastating DDoS attacks to demonstrate their capabilities and demand ransom money. Understanding the ransom DDoS threat is essential to building an effective mitigation plan. Our story begins in August of 2020, and continues for over a year […]

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An Overview of DDoS Attacks in Q2 of 2021

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Unsurprisingly gaming and telecommunication industries experienced the largest attack volumes in Q2. We saw a rise in burst attacks and were introduced to new threat actors and hacktivist groups rising from the shadows.­ The bottom line is cybercriminals are becoming more brazen in their attacks and ransoms. No industry is immune to a cyberattack but […]

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Government Faces Massive DDoS Attacks Following Protests

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Earlier this year, in a country populated with over 50 million people, a series of protests began due to higher taxes, corruption and a healthcare reform proposed by the government. Although the government authorities had anticipated the protests would be widespread, no one suspected that a massive cyberattack would be launched on multiple assets of the government’s […]

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Are Decade-Old DoS Tools Still Relevant in 2021?

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Surprisingly, the answer is yes. After Anonymous fell apart in 2016, the threat landscape shifted rapidly. The once mainstream group of organized Denial of Service (DoS) attacks with simple GUI-based tools were no more; as the era of Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks and DDoS-as-a-Service began to take shape under the power of new […]

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Organized Crime and How it Can Digitally Affect Your Business

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In a post-pandemic world riddled with digital attacks and a hyper-partisan political landscape, access to accurate and vetted intelligence is like finding a needle in a haystack. But intelligence is a critical resource in the fight to stay current with threat actors. In a world so dependent on staying connected, as a network defender, you need to understand actors’ motivations and know their tactics, techniques and procedures they leverage in order […]

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The Most Important Question to Ask Security Vendors Before Hiring Them

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Your customer’s digital experience should never be compromised when under a DDoS attack. When discussing security solutions with Chief Security Officers (CSOs), one of the most frequent concerns is the false positives rate. A false positive is a mislabeled security alert indicating a threat in the absence of one. Regardless of the benefits security solutions […]

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Mitigating Low-and-Slow Attacks On Applications and APIs

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“Low-and-slow” may sound like an outdated topic, but it is still very, relevant and timely. 65% of organizations suffered low-and-slow attacks in 2020, 30% of them monthly. So let’s give this the five minutes it deserves! When an attacker wants to bring an application down, the easiest way is to launch a massive amount of […]

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Radware Named by Forrester a Leader in DDoS Protection

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DDoS protection is now more important than ever, as the size as sophistication of attacks continues to rise. Just in the past 12 months we saw the largest ever DDoS attack by size (bit per second), the largest ever DDoS attack by rate (packets per second), as well as targeted global campaigns against financial institutions, […]

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Radware Threat Researchers Live: Episode 8

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In the latest episode of Radware Threat Researchers Live, Pascal Geenens and Daniel Smith take a deep dive into today’s cyber threat landscape, including DDoS amplification vectors, the most attacked verticals,takedowns and door service, software supply chain attacks and more. Watch the clip below! [embedded content] Download Radware’s DDoS Response Guide to learn more. Download Now […]