The following is a thought-bubble: An idea that is not fully formed but is interesting to throughout to the masses in much the same way a soliloquy in a
The US Military recently conducted a rapid island invasion exercise on March 14.
Three days later we see a rapid increase in the tempo of attacks blocked by the Wordfence network. This almost doubles the load of detected attacks.
The Island of Ie Shima is off the South coast of Japan, East of Taiwan.
I caution correlation is not causation. However, it is interesting to note that through the lens of hybrid warfare, an apparent physical exercise has had a cyber effect. What’s more, these attacks are broad spectrum,
Now an equally likely hypothesis for this increase in Wordfence traffic could be the recent divulgence of significant attacks.
Two recent attack vectors have been announced in the last week: the Easy WP SMTP Plugin and the Social Warfare Plugin Zero-Day.
These attacks on the Wordfence could be attackers now taking advantage of these new vectors and thus, we see a cumulative increase in overall traffic, trying to take advantage of unpatched blogs.
Whatever the cause of these attacks, approaching problems through the lens of hybrid warfare gleans new, sometimes informative, interpretations.