Distributed Denial of Service Attack
Principles and Prevention.
Prolexic has released recommendations on using real-time analytics as a powerful tool for identifying denial of service attacks
and other cyber threats, risks and events.
Discussing a previous denial of service attack
, he joked: "We were flattered that they took the time to attack something that doesn't get visited very often." At press time on Monday the company's site appeared to have finally returned, with major updates following its recent Forum event in Las Vegas.
The technique, called a denial of service attack
, is similar to pranksters repeatedly dialling a company's telephone number to block all other incoming calls.
The malware that has helped comprise the botnet includes an execution environment that would allow the operator to launch a number of attacks including a denial of service attack
In a statement, the bank said, 'This denial of service attack
did not affect any customer data, but did prevent customers using HSBC online services, including internet banking.
Once in place it may attempt to launch a denial of service attack
against the websites run by security companies Symantec and McAfee, Sophos said.
The W32/Blaster-A worm (also known as Loysan, MSBlaster or Poza) which has been infecting users across the world also contains a mocking message for Microsoft's chairman Bill Gates, attempted to launch a denial of service attack
on a website run by Microsoft for the purpose of distributing important security patches which was ineffective.
DDoS attacks occur when many hosts act in a cooperative manner to perform a joint denial of service attack
, increasing the potential for overrunning the network dramatically.
A hacker breaks into a university computer and installs a program that will turn it into a 'zombie,' allowing the hacker to use it as a staging point for a distributed denial of service attack
against other sites.
"It's very easy for them to be successful at a denial of service attack
against an unprotected or poorly protected website," Jeffs said.
In addition to working with solutions providers, Ooredoo is also set to highlight their latest Distributed Denial of Service Attack
defences and Cloud Security services for businesses, designed to provide a higher level of support for companies.
By using the denial of service attack
blocking and reporting capabilities of the NetScreen-500 security system, the SQL network engineering team is able to protect against Code Red- and NIMDA-based and malicious URL attacks originating from outside their network, as well as identify infected internal workstations to take them offline for faster network recovery.
"The victim of a distributed denial of service attack
has little recourse using currently available technology to respond to an attack in progress," says the CERT advisory.
He said hackers rendered a "denial of service attack
" on North Korea, described as "an intentional network traffic jam." Arbor Networks, which tracks Internet attacks around the world, said it noticed the denial of service attack
as having started on Thursday, initially targeting approximately 1,000 North Korean Internet addresses.