Imperva released its September Hacker Intelligence report, which details the latest methods deployed by hackers to execute DDoS attacks by analyzing the technical tools and trends employed during multiple attacks.
“Denial of service is a primitive, yet popular attack vector for politically and profit-motivated hackers,” said Tal Be’ery, one of Imperva’s senior web researchers. “DDoS can gridlock enterprise resources to a halt, just like traffic on the highway, but organizations can mitigate these effects by learning how to identify and protect against malicious traffic.”
DDoS attacks deplete enterprise resources by rallying multiple users and botnets to make superfluous requests that overwhelm critical systems. Because DDoS attacks do not seek to breach data integrity or privacy, they can be conducted without the requirement of identifying vulnerabilities to exploit the application.
Source: Help Net Security