What Is A DDoS Attack And Could You Be Contributing

You will hear a bit about this as a teenager in Adelaide has been arrested for supposedly conducting one. Teen Charged Over Cyber Attacks So what is a DDoS attack ? First DDoS stands for ” Distributed Denial Of Service ”  “A Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack is an attempt to make an online service unavailable by overwhelming it with traffic from multiple sources. They target a wide variety of important resources, from banks to news websites, and present a major challenge to making sure people can publish and access important information.” — http://www.digitalattackmap.com/understanding-ddos/ Think of it this way , imagine a business suddenly receiving 5000 phone calls from a variety of sources that arrive all at once but these calls do not stop. If you have a malware / virus infected computer you may actually be contributing to the attacks. “Attackers build networks of infected computers, known as… Read More

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MamaMia Article – Explainer: What is the “Lizard Mafia” and how did they shut down social media?

I was fortunate enough to write an article for MamaMia this week on the Lizard Squad and DDoS attacks. To read the article , here is the link – What is the “Lizard Mafia” and how did they shut down social media?

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