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Radware Threat Researchers Live: DDoS-For-Hire

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In the latest episode of Radware Threat Researchers Live, Daniel Smith and Pascal Geenens discuss the latest news relating to network and application threats, focusing on the DDoS-for-Hire threat landscape. This illicit industry continues to grow, utilizing new attack vectors and producing largescale, record-breaking DDoS attacks. Watch the video below to learn about: How much […]

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DDoS Attacks Impact the Election Process

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Election interference is defined as an attempt by a government to influence an election in another country for political gain. Via covert and overt operations, both nation states and individuals have been able to accomplish regime change. The only thing that has changed in terms of foreign electoral intervention is the way current operations are […]

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How to Respond to a DDoS Ransom Note

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DDoS ransom attacks are making a comeback. The past few weeks have seen hacker rings attack with renewed vigor, with the finance, e-commerce and service-provider verticals particularly impacted. Since the middle of August, Radware has been tracking several extortion requests from threat actors posing as “Fancy Bear,” “Armada Collective,” and “Lazarus Group.” It is a […]

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Keep It Simple: Choosing the Right DDoS Mitigation Strategy

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The cyber industry offers a plenitude of DDoS mitigation solutions. Competition may be misleading as providers highlight terms such as mitigation capacity, layered protections or time-to-mitigate. Let me simplify your decision flow. DDoS Mitigation Strategies in a Nutshell There are several options from which you can choose a DDoS mitigation strategy. Let me first explain […]

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SSL: Protective Technology Turned Attack Vector

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It’s been over 20 years since the earliest versions of the Secure Socket Layer (SSL)protocol emerged from a team of engineers at Netscape Communications. As the Internet and more specifically the World Wide Web began its precipitous climb in the early 1990’s these engineers recognized that to drive deeper interactions online, a standard for securing […]

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When You Get Breached, So Do Your Customers

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Software as a service (SaaS) providers have critical requirements for all facets of the information security triad: availability, confidentiality and integrity. Although other industries have the luxury of concentrating only on data confidentiality and integrity, SaaS providers must do this in addition to maintaining their customers’ ability to access their applications. Safeguarding underlying infrastructure and […]

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Smart DDoS Protection During the COVID-19 Crisis

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The ongoing effects of the coronavirus pandemic are creating a significant impact on businesses worldwide. While some industries have been severely hit, others are experiencing sudden and exponential growth in demand for their services. Sadly, this difficult time offers no reprieve from cyber criminals who are using this crisis as an opportunity to attack critical […]

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Hybrid Warfare: How Cancel Culture Can Fuel a War

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The term “hybrid warfare” is difficult to define. How you define it may depend on how a government views hybrid threats. Hybrid warfare is no longer a subject that is exclusively studied by armed forces; the conversation has widened tremendously to include organizations and individuals who have found themselves targeted by this population centric, military […]

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Designing DDoS Mitigation Solutions for Simplicity & Speed

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One of my customers recently experienced a DDoS attack. Well, sort of. They thought they were under attack and were about to invoke the DDoS mitigation service, but instead waited because they were not 100% sure it was an attack; it could have been an outage. Sound familiar? If so, you are not alone. There […]

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K-Pop Fans Are the New Anonymous

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Back in 2016, the once-notorious hacktivist group Anonymous fell apart. It was during the U.S. presidential campaign when Anonymous publicly announced two operations with conflicting political agendas: OpTrump vs. OpHillary. As a result, Anonymous fell apart due to internal fighting over political affiliation. What was left of Anonymous and their ‘newblood’ lingered on Facebook for […]