International Journal of Scientific & Engineering Research
An XDoS attack intends to exhaust the system resources of the server hosting a web service. An XDoS attack is done through SOAP messages. Cyber-criminals use Distributed Denial-of-Service attacks (DDoS) and XML Denial-of-Service attacks (XDoS) to extort money from online service providers. This kind of attacks is normally targeted at a particular service provider to exhaust the network and system resources of the provider. This paper proposes a defense system against XDoS attacks by adapting some of the best practices for countering these XDoS attacks.