Famous DDoS Attacks in Organisations

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The DDoS attack means that hackers have attempted to render the website or device inaccessible by flooding or crashing the website with too much traffic. The numbers behind the DDoS attack are clear. The server, the database, the site, the website or the network are overloaded with internet traffic, making it inoperable. ‘The compromised machines form a ‘botnet’ or network of bots used for the trafficking of human beings.

A DDoS attack of one gigabit per second is enough to drive most companies off the internet. The DDoS attacks fell into certain general groups. The volume-based attack-A large volume of data is delivered to the network to overwhelm and stop it from running.

Application attacks-These are the most advanced types of DDoS attacks that rely on a single web application. Panix, one of the oldest Internet service providers, was the first survivor of a DDoS attack in 1996. The server has been knocked offline for a few days with the SYN surge, a tactic that has become a classic DDoS attack. Later in 2000, Michael Calce, a 15-year-old bot with an online identity named ‘Mafiaboy,’ conducted a massive DDoS attack.

Over the next few years, DDoS attacks have been normal. Cisco estimates that the overall number of DDoS attacks will increase from 7.9 million seen in 208 to more than 15 million in 2023.  The Covid-19 that forced businesses to operate remotely has maximized the potential for such DDoS attacks.

A giant DDoS assault was conducted in February 2020 to cripple Amazon Web Services. Mirai botnet, the DDOS attack device that came to light in August of the same year, was behind the attackMirai’s botnet consisted of more than 600,000 Internet-enabled devices such as IP cameras, home routers, and video players. Mirai made a name label for the DDoS strike.

It shows the world how effective a DDOS attack might have been with the size and intensity of the attacks on September 30, it was reported that the creator of Mirai software published the source code on the different hackers’ forum after the duplication and mutation of the original. However, in October 2016, Dyn, a major provider of Domain Name Service, was overwhelmed with one terabit per second of traffic that set a new record for the tragedy of the DDoS attack hit Dyn offline with a range of high-profile websites like GitHub, HBO, Twitter, Reddit, PayPal, Netflix, and Airbnb. The code release of Mirai made it possible for someone with limited information technology expertise to create a botnet and unleash a DDoS attack without much effort. One of the first yet strong attacks on DDoS was the hacking of six US banks in March 2012. Com, Citigroup, Wells Fargo, and PNC Bank have stolen their servers from a botnet called Brobot. Brobot produced 60-gigabit DDoS attack traffic per

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