Security Investigate

How to Defend Against DDoS Attacks and Strengthen Security Controls

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Executive Summary

After WikiLeaks released classified U.S. documents, companies that provided WikiLeaks with access to funding were encouraged to or decided to stop. What followed was a well-organized revenge plot (orchestrated on behalf on WikiLeaks, but not by WikiLeaks) that helped WikiLeaks extend its stay in the news headlines and interrupted the server performance for several major companies. Regardless of whose side you're on, you can learn valuable lessons in network security by analyzing what enabled the revenge plot to work: Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS).

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