The recent rash of denial of service attacks on web retailers has prompted an investigation by federal law enforcement, including the FBI and U.
Law enforcement and security experts agree that denial of service attacks are among the most serious e-threats for a number of reasons.
Overview of denial of service attacks
, their exponential growth, and impact
In compiling this latest Dark Traffic report, we were again surprised to see such large jumps in Directory Harvest Attacks and Denial of Service Attacks," said John Thielens, CTO of Tumbleweed Communications.
Email Denial of Service attacks (also called "DoS attacks," "mail bombing" or "flooding") attempt to overwhelm an email relay or server with a huge volume of messages, causing the server to drop connections or refuse legitimate email.
SOFTNET Logical is the first South American company to offer Arbor Networks' award-winning Peakflow(R) security products to protect networks from denial of service attacks
, worms and other cyber threats.
Companies need to be extra-vigilant, denial of service attacks
are likely to become more commonplace and service providers need to look for the signs and ensure that they have adequate capacity to deal with any such attack.
A new class of XML-related threats, including XML Denial of Service attacks
, can readily be launched to consume server CPU cycles and wreak havoc on mission-critical applications and business productivity.
Denial of service attacks, which typically include bogus IP address information to mask the hacker's trail, overload Internet routers.
According to Shai Herzog, Chief Technology Officer of IPHighway, denial of service attacks are easily created.