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IDG Contributor Network: DDoS attacks: how to mitigate these persistent threats

Discussion in 'CSO' started by RSS, Feb 24, 2016.

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    Distributed denial of service is a type of DoS attack where multiple compromised systems, which are often joined with a Trojan, are used to target a single system causing an attack.

    The DDoS attack itself may be a bit more sinister, according to NSFOCUS IB. A DDoS attack is an attempt to exhaust resources so that you deny access to resources for legitimate users.

    “It has never been easier to launch a sustained attack designed to debilitate, humiliate or steal from any company or organization connected to the Internet. These attacks often threaten the availability of both network and application resources, and result in loss of revenue, loss of customers, damage to brand and theft of vital data,” NSFOCUS Global wrote in a business white paper.

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