The RSA Conference was amazing this year — bigger, more robust and crazier than I have ever seen it. The only void I noticed among the technical vendors was addressing the issue of hacktivism. In the packed conference and crowed exhibition halls, I never came across a discussion about this phenomenon. Can we forecast this risk? Do we know its long term effects? I think most of us are still befuddled by this concept.read more
In my last article about Bots and Scrapers for abuse, we explored some of the issues surrounding scripts and bots for abusing retailers. Recently, more light has been shed upon even more abuse coming to the Web in the form of aggressive API’s and bots to automate Web processes. Beyond competitors and price index advantages, people are using bots for profits and personal advantages.read more
In the last few years, we’ve discovered that many of our customers have been putting up with artificial clients hitting their websites. Scraping competitors’ websites for business intelligence purposes is quickly becoming a common practice. Recently, an article by Slashdot shared that people are even using bots and scripts to score restaurant reservations. Likewise, Variable Pricing software and methods are being used by many e-commerce websites in order to reduce their sales costs and obtain greater control over the buying process.read more
Imagine the following scenario: You’re a hosting company and you receive a call from one of the largest banks in the United States informing you that they are currently experiencing a cyber attack. Why are they calling you? The attack is coming from your servers.read more
Last week, I attended eCrime Congress in Frankfurt, Germany. Held on January 30,Radware was one of the sponsors of the event, which featured a lecture track that ran throughout the day and included breaks for the sponsors’ pavilion.read more
Can You Stay Anonymous While Participating in a DDoS Attack?
Taking part in a Hacktivist group is completely different than being part of a Botnet. In a Botnet, case participants are unknowingly “recruited” to an attack. In the Hacktivist group, case members take part in attack activities on their own accord.
Just this past month, Anonymous hackers in London were jailed for a series of DDoS attacks on PayPal and other payment services such as Visa and MasterCard.