DDOS attacks site

As i where discussing about DNS changer malware, another malware is also making its way with many websites which makes programs incapable and the site out of service. This is called DDOS , DDOS attack site and had made a menace with some of my favorite earning sites. DDOS means Distributed Denial of Service.

It is an attack where multiple compromised systems (which are usually infected with a Trojan) are used to target a single system causing a Denial of Service (DoS) attack. Victims of a DDoS attack consist of both the end targeted system and all systems maliciously used and controlled by the hacker in the distributed attack.

My favorite earnings sites that were attack recently were  justbeenpaid.com and mybrowsercash.com. Both sites are popular earning sites and maybe the usual target site of the hackers. I really don't know why this hackers want to give  problems to this earning sites. Favorite earnings sites are helping people that gives earnings and gives income, while this DDOS attackers are only harming the business, the owners and lots of members.

Justbeenpaid.com which had been attack one's had resolve there problem with DDOS and they are in operation since the attack about a month ago. But mybrowsercash.com had been attacked two times the last was a week ago. Its good they were able to recover, its really a waste of money and efforts to experience this menace but as I have said in one of my article "I think virus, worms and malware are here to stay. No one is not vulnerable to this disturbances on the web. BUT DONT WORRY WITH justbeenpaid.com and mybrowsercash.com they are safe and business as usual.

Quoting from "http://searchsecurity.techtarget.com/definition/distributed-denial-of-service-attack"
 On technical terms ;
A distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack is one in which a multitude of compromised systems attack a single target, thereby causing denial of service for users of the targeted system. The flood of incoming messages to the target system essentially forces it to shut down, thereby denying service to the system to legitimate users.

In a typical DDoS attack, a hacker (or, if you prefer, cracker) begins by exploiting a vulnerability in one computer system and making it the DDoS master. It is from the master system that the intruder identifies and communicates with other systems that can be compromised. The intruder loads cracking tools available on the Internet on multiple -- sometimes thousands of -- compromised systems. With a single command, the intruder instructs the controlled machines to launch one of many flood attacks against a specified target. The inundation of packets to the target causes a denial of service.

While the press tends to focus on the target of DDoS attacks as the victim, in reality there are many victims in a DDoS attack -- the final target and as well the systems controlled by the intruder. Although the owners of co-opted computers are typically unaware that their computers have been compromised, they are nevertheless likely to suffer degradation of service and malfunction. Both owners and users of targeted sites are affected by a denial of service. Yahoo, Buy.com, RIAA and the United States Copyright Office are among the victims of DDoS attacks. DDoS attacks can also create more widespread disruption. In October 2010, for example, a massive DDoS attack took the entire country of Myanmar offline.

A computer under the control of an intruder is known as a zombie or bot. A group of co-opted computers is known as a botnet or a zombie army. Both Kaspersky Labs and Symantec have identified botnets -- not spam, viruses, or worms -- as the biggest threat to Internet security.

What is the future for us, webmasters expect more future attacks ! Want to read more about DDOS?

Visit this site ;  http://www.kaspersky.com/about/news/virus/2011/Expect_More_DDoS_Attacks_Tomorrow

Also read my other articles ;

I think cyber attacks are here to stay

The attack of DNS changer malware


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