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DDOS Attack Motivation: Hacktivism, Extortion, Competitors and Experiments

07
Nov
2013

Distributed denial-of-service (DDOS) solutions provider Prolexic has released an infographic that sums up the most important things about DDOS attacks and defense strategies.

According to the company, DDOS attacks are usually motivated by extortion, hacktivism, hacker experiments, angry customers or employees, and retaliation by competitors.

In the first phase, the attackers identify their targets (web, DNS, email or FTP servers), after which they start investigating…

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