Types of #DDoS Attacks

Posted: May 18, 2013 in Uncategorized

DDoS – Denial of Service

Volume Based Attacks – This type of attack includes UDP floods, ICMP floods, and other spoofed packet floods.
The goal of this DDoS attack is to saturate the bandwidth of the attacked site. The magnitude of a volume-based attack is usually measured in Bits per second.

Protocol Attacks – This type of DDoS attack consumes the resources of either the servers themselves, or of intermediate communication equipment, such as routers, load balancers and even some firewalls. Some examples of protocol attacks include SYN floods, fragmented packet attacks, Ping of Death, Smurf DDoS and more.

Protocol attacks are usually measured in Packets per second.

Application Layer Attacks -Perhaps the most dangerous type of DDoS attack, application layer attacks are comprised of seemingly legitimate and innocent requests. The intent of these attacks is to crash the web server. SDome examples of application layer attacks include Slowloris, Zero-day DDoS attacks, DDoS attacks that target Apache, Windows
or OpenBSD vulnerabilities and more. The magnitude of this type of attack is measured in Requests per second.

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