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DDOS PROTECTION FOR SHORT DURATION DDOS ATTACKS

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The ultimate goal of a DDoS attack is to bring down the targeted site by flooding it with fake requests, usually from multiple locations.

Thousands of DDoS attacks take place every day and typically these attacks last for a number of days.

But not all of these attacks take days before they die down. There are also short duration DDoS attacks that only take a few minutes. These short duration attacks have the same modus operandi where attackers coordinate and launch the attack full throttle.

These short duration DDoS attacks are becoming more and more talked about and are happening more often as their frequency has increased in comparison to full blown DDoS attacks that last way longer.

An early trend that has been spotted with these short bursts of DDoS attacks is that apparently they’re carried out primarily to divert site owner’s attention.

In this article, we would like to address what happens when this type of attack targets a site and
possible protection…

GAME OVER – WHEN HACKERS GET HACKED

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As we had mentioned in our earlier post ‘Gaming the Gamers – DDoS: The Enemy’, anyone receiving a new Xbox One or PlayStation 4 on Christmas morning was likely in for a frustrating first experience with the system, as the PlayStation Network and Xbox Live were both taken down by prolonged distributed denial of service (DDOS) attacks. In addition to that, an 18-year-old UK man had been arrested as part of an investigation into these DDOS attacks that crippled PlayStation and Xbox services over Christmas.

Well, the hacker group Lizard Squad, which claims responsibility for the Xmas blackout on Xbox Live and PSN, has discovered its own network has been hacked.

Lizard Squad's "boot-for-hire" service was compromised, with more than 14,000 names revealed.

Lizard Squad had achieved their objectives after their devastating attacks on the Christmas morning. They were obviously so pleased with their achievement that they announced their ‘boot-for-h…

GAMING THE GAMERS – DDoS: THE ENEMY

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As a gamer would progress to the new level in a game he meets a new more powerful nemesis who’s ready to make our player’s virtual life more and more troublesome and makes it harder for him to progress further in the game. Well, for the gamers of our age, their nemesis is back and this time round it’s armed to the teeth with new weaponry under its sleeve that makes it even the more powerful and harder to defeat. It’s DDoS aiming at gamers.

Anyone receiving a new Xbox One or PlayStation 4 on Christmas morning was likely in for a frustrating first experience with the system, as the PlayStation Network and Xbox Live were both taken down by prolonged distributed denial of service (DDOS) attacks.

In addition to that, an 18-year-old UK man has been arrested as part of an investigation into the recent DDOS attacks that crippled PlayStation and Xbox services over Christmas.

Nowadays gaming is not just limited to recreation and entertainment at home for kids and teenagers and more serious adult g…