Nearly every one of us has had some sort of social engineering or "Phishing" scam attempted on us and some of us, unfortunately, have even learned the lessons from the scam the hard way. I know how excited I was the first time somebody wanted to share $8M dollars with me from my long lost Uncle Frederick Hobbs IV, heir to the estate of the late Frederick the Great or some other nonsense. I immediately daydreamed about what color the new cool car I would buy with cash would be.
If you’re one of the 40+ million people who went shopping this holiday season at Target, hackers may have stolen the information that’s carried on the magnetic strip of your credit or debit card attained from a data breach. The breach impacted customers who shopped in their U.S. stores from November 27th to December 15th according to a public statement made on their corporate website.
AnonGhost – A hacking group affiliated with Anonymous announced a new cyber-attack campaign against US websites named #OPUSA. The attack is scheduled for May 7th, 2013.
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.
Today, we launched our 2012 Global Application and Network Security report. It was prepared by our security experts – the Emergency Response Team (ERT) – who’ve seen their fair share of cyber attacks while actively monitoring and mitigating attacks in real-time. In this year’s annual report, our experts have uncovered several new trends in cyber-security worthy of a closer look.
If you’ve been waiting, now’s the time to participate – the last week of Radware’s Attack Mitigation Black Belt Challenge begins today and ends this week. And what a challenge it is! More and more people are participating each week and the leader board has changed hands a number of times – with the standing after the Red Belt challenge resulting in a tie for first place!
Two more weeks left in the Attack Mitigation Black Belt Challenge and congratulations to all who have earned a green belt. As we head into the next round of progressively difficult questions, we have a fierce competition for the Champion. “Brewer” is giving “dh” a run for the money, with only one second separating these first and second place contenders. Check out the Leader Board for the rankings.
Knowledge Test Overview
Wow! The Attack Mitigation Black Belt Challenge is only two weeks old and already we have dueling leaders and intense competition.
People from all over the world are participating in Radware’s first Attack Mitigation Black Belt Challenge and only seven seconds separates the current leader, “dh”, from the fifth place position. It is apparent that some questions were stumbling blocks as we had two questions in the Yellow Belt round that only 10% of the participants could answer properly.
I want to thank everyone for a successful launch of the Attack Mitigation Black Belt Challenge! People from all over the world participated in the journey to begin the process of understanding where gaps in knowledge may be in “Availability Security” and where to focus future professional education efforts.
In case anyone missed this news, Group Anonymous has put up code at pastehtml.com (a free and anonymous HTML code-hosting site) which uses your web browser to launch LOIC DDoS attacks.
Here’s a quick synopsis from the Computerworld report: