Skip to comments.Application-targeted DDoS attacks increasing: Expert
Posted on 11/08/2012 12:00:48 AM PST by Smokin' Joe
Brute bandwidth attacks are disappearing in favour of application-layer incursions, a Canadian ISP conference has been told Be prepared for application layer distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks, a security expert has warned Canadian service providers.
Jim Deleskie, (pictured) former director of network security for global service provider Tata Communications, told the Canadian ISP Summit on Monday that hackers are turning away from brute bandwidth attacks by infecting hundreds of PCs.
The bad guys are getting smarter because those are a lot easier to see coming in and defend against, he said.
Instead, increasingly hackers with one PC can generate a lot of small requests to a target server and bring it down.
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It wasn’t the problem with this one.
18.104.22.168 (mg-1.a00.mlpsca01.us.da.verio.net) is the server that hangs in my route to FR.
I'm far from an IT guru, more the equivalent of a shadetree mechanic, and fairly limited at that.
Perhaps others here better versed in the topic can shed more light on the significance of this, and perhaps suggest a defense.
I find it interesting this came out on election day in the states, especially when the week running up to the election FR seemed to be bogged down.
I may have missed the memo on what happened there, (It may have been something else Jim or John got fixed), but I thought this was worthy of note. (Courtesy ping to Jim and John.)