DDos attacks

DDoS stands for Distributed Denial of Service. This involves attacking a web service with so many requests for a connection that the service is overloaded and crashes.

DDoS is a comparatively cheap and easy way of attacking a web service. These attacks are happening all the time around the world. The digital attack map shows the activity at any given time.

There are various sites which monitor these attacks. One is at http://www.digitalattackmap.com/

Live attack map

This attack map by Kaspersky uses live data from Kaspersky Anivirus installations. It shows general virus activity, but you can see the DDoS attacks as pale green lines lines across the map.

botnet.JPG
(https://cybermap.kaspersky.com/subsystems/)

Botnet Attack

This video shows live footage of a botnet DDos attack on 29/11/2014. Note the bots spread all around the world coordinating their attack on servers in the USA.

Unless otherwise stated, the content of this page is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 License