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ERT Threat Alert: Olympic Security Update

July 30, 2012 — by Matan Atad0

Radware’s Emergency Response Team (ERT) releases a new threat alert regarding an upcoming DDoS attack targeting websites linked to the 2012 Summer Olympics.

Attacker Background

An event with the magnitude of the Summer Olympics is a likely target for many threats, including IT security attacks.  Radware Security researchers have found that the Olympic Games website is on the radar of hackers who published an HOIC booster script on pastebin. The time or sizes of potential attacks are unknown. Additionally, we’ve identified two companies’ URLs that were found on HOIC booster scripts in the last 24 hrs. Presumably, this means that two companies could be targeted for future attacks. Others may be targeted as well.