It’s same old question even when dealing with smart looters of privacy, data, money, peace, intuition and more – injecting Ransomware to sell anti-Ransomware after some time? Recently hackers had launched cyber-crimes on Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) as it reported deliberate and malicious attacks from offshore, designed to sabotage Australia’s first online 2016 Census. Though such attacks are common every moment affecting small businesses and individual users, they gets highlighted when big fishes are in real trouble. Someone, somewhere doomed it all to fail when they estimated the traffic of more than 1000000 form submissions per hour, what a figure?
Those who are quiet aware of the term DDoS know what mess it can create and for those who don’t know what it is, here is a small, quick definition for you. Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) is an external attack that infects any system with malware and virus to turn down online availability. It is performed by multiple systems infected with Trojans that altogether causes the DDoS attack.
Though Govt agencies like FBI have devices that can break into any phone or connected device, people employed in such agencies hardly care for public safety in reality, commonly used eavesdropping has also failed to stop cyber crimes. SMiShing is the newest #phishing threat. These deadly threats have existed for decades now and it is building its potentials than ever before. So how do you define your web networks? Is it safe? You never know. This piece will speak on DDoS and the related topics that you must know to curb the threat.
Let’s begin with the three common types of DDoS:
Application attacks: These attacks targets the website applications layers and deals with overloading certain features such as search function or email service with the motive to disable them.
Network attacks: This deals with blocking network connection to your website and disrupting entire Internet service.
Protocol attacks: Involves corrupting network protocols such as TCP (Transmission Control Protocol) and NTP (Network Time Protocol) to decrypt the messages exchanged over the network.
“We had experienced and countered all 3 types originating from malicious professional hackers, sponsored by competitor and crony daddies of many colors..” says Sid Kumar of Solution Point, New Delhi, India. “While managing dynamic open source portals, we take extra precautions considering our limited resources and smaller reach” he added.
The intensity of the attack:
While we feel safe by creating strongest passwords for our online accounts, the web world can be at times intensely dangerous. The security protocols that we put into effect merely bothers the online villains, as it just takes them some minutes to break down the doors of safety.
We’ll take you back in the 90s, where some deadliest hackers marked history in the arena of web hacking. Astra, 58 year old Greek Mathematician (as revealed by the Greek authorities), was a known hacker back then, who breached the systems of Dassault Group, a French Aviation company and dealt with weapon stealing and selling. After getting into the Dassault’s chambers, he stole weapons technology information and sold it to other countries. He continued this for about half a decade and sold the data to approximately 250 people, which resulted in loss of $360 million for the aviation company. Not much is known of him, as his true identity still remains mysterious.
DDoS not only influences your revenue, but reputation and client or citizen relationships. So if you still follow poor security standards, you might want to rethink about it and implement strong safety features as soon as possible.
Now the time has changed and so have the technology. Inventors are bringing up concepts that can strengthen weak security layers and tightly secure confidential data.
What you can do?
The hackers’ domain is growing powerful and they are launching complex attacks in association with big tech robin-hood cronies that can lead to shut downs and losses of public wealth, service delivery, lives and more. Despite knowing all the possible threats lurking around the security protocols, many companies and governments fail to enforce ideal security layers or hire honest agencies fearing loss of corruption commissions. To mitigate the risk factors, the best thing you can do is, act beforehand or at least possess / hire skill sets to deal with such situations.
Secure your infrastructure with firewall services to keep your information within safe walls. Cut the brand or fancy crap in technology, its real raw servers managed by trust-worth people is what matters, not what those big daddies shouts to assemble as many pigs for future mass extinction. Character of people responsible for your data or web services is much more important than turnover or size of tech worm companies and their rosy branding sponsors. You cannot ensure safety by paying ransoms to looters wearing mask as tech saviors, their hunger for ransom will be directly proportional to more breaches, attacks, etc., which are fair as per improvised rules re-written by some while collar crooks.