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Distributed Denial of Service attack

Updated: May 12, 2019
By: RSH Web Editorial Staff
DDoS

Distributed Denial of Service Attacks (DDoS) are increasing every day, and every Web Server is a target. This is why DDoS protection is no longer an option, but a necessity for any Host trying to prevent downtimes loss of revenues and other problems including Damaged Reputations

DDoS Attacks

A DDoS Attackis an attempt to make a Web Server or Website unavailable or to go down by overwhelming it with traffic from numerous sources. The attacks will targets a broad range of websites from banks and news sites and target small businesses, individual websites, political platforms. No Website or Web Server is immune to DDoS Attacks

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How DDoS Attacks Happen

Attackers create a network of infected machines called botnets. This is done by spreading malicious software through Websites, Social Media and even Emails. They can then manipulate these machines without your knowledge or consent and use these machines as an army to launch an attack against the targeted Website or Web Server. Some botnets can be hundreds, or thousands of Computers. A unprotected website stands almost no chance

Botnets can produce massive floods of traffic to overwhelm a Server. The floods can be produced in a large range of different ways which can include sending vast amounts of random data to consume the targets bandwidth

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Types of DDoS Attacks

Application Layer Attacks

These aim to exhaust the resources of the target and interfere with access to the Web Server or Website. They fill the botnets with a complex request that overwhelms the target Server. And If the target Web Server receives thousands or millions of requests it can be overwhelmed and either slow down or stop completely

Protocol Attacks

This type of attack is focused on the networking layer of the target Web Server or Website. Its focus is to overwhelm the table space at the firewall, central network services or load balancer that sends requests to the target. Generally network service follows the first in first out (FIFO) command, where the Server processes the first request before it goes to the next one. In a DDoS Attackthe queue can become so large that the Server lacks the resources to handle the first request

Volumetric Attacks

The botnet is used to generate a large amount of traffic and block the works on the target – more of like an HTTP Flood attack, but with more exponential response component. Think of 50 orders coming in for 20 items each at the same store at the same exact time. When such an attack is directed to a Web Server it will increase the response size, and the traffic amount explodes and clogs up the target

DDoS Today

A survey by Corero Network Security showed that more than almost 70% of companies experience between 20-50 DDoS Attackattempts a month. According to 89% of the 300+ Security professionals asked, DDoS Attacks can cost targets $45,000 in attack mitigation with lost business and lost productivity. They also stated that the loss of customer confidence and trust were the most damaging effect of such attacks

DDoS Attacks can have a damaging consequence on an business's bottom line, both with mitigation costs and lost revenue. The attacks result in lasting damage to the reputation of a company and could hurt customer loyalty

DDoS Attacks Evolving

Not only are more DDoS Attacks being launched today, but the attackers are also uncovering new ways to integrate the latest technologies for large scale attacks. In 2018, the attacks inclined towards big volumes attacks, but 2019 we are seeing the highest level of attack ever recorded. And this is not about to slow down

DDoS Disruption

Attackers are starting to combine the attacks with other expensive illegal activity that can raise the recovery cost to include compulsory customer notification, breach reporting, and more complex recovery

DDoS Attacks are increasingly multilayered and multivector, using a blend of massive volume attacks and stealth infiltration. This is the newest trend in an evolving landscape where perpetrators adapt their services and utilize advanced tools and abilities to try to evade and overcome existing defenses. Organizations need to maintain a consistent vigilance on the methods used to target their systems and constantly adjust their defenses as per the industry standards to stay safe


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