International Journal for Development of Computer Science & Technology (IJDCST)
DDoS attacks are mainly used for flooding a particular victim with massive traffic and paralyzing its services. Recent papers aim at countering DDoS attacks by fighting the underlying vector, which is usually the use of botnets. The sudden increase in traffic can cause the server to offer degraded performance. My doom devastation on Microsoft, wiki leaks encounter with DDoS barrages are some examples to highlight the impact. A botnet is a large network of compromised machines (bots) controlled by one entity (the master).