Ideological motivation has emerged as the primary driver for distributed denial of services (DDoS) attacks, outstripping the previous dominant drivers of financial gain.
on 02/07/2012 – Made popular on 02/07/2012
Who have the DDoS attackers not hit, is the question? This morning, RSS reader and feed-syncing platform Feedly is being hit by a distributed denial-of-service attack, where again the criminals are attempting to extort money in return for returning the service to normal operations. And only yesterday, Evernote was a victim of a similar attack.
I have been using my own self-made "iptables rules" for blocking all the major type of DDOS attacks on game-servers because these attacks were application/game-server specific instead of the general DDOS attacks. It took me almost 3 years to study those attacks and respond with these rules.
Here is a slightly different take on DDOS attacks. Rather than a server with dynamic content being attack i was curious how to deal with attacks on servers with STATIC CONTENT. This means cpu tends to not be an issue. Its either bandwidth or connection problems.
How would i mitigate a DDOS attack knowing nothing about the attacker (for example country, ip address or anything else).