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How Not To Respond To A DDoS Attack
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User Rank: Ninja
6/17/2014 | 1:16:01 AM
Defending Against a DDoS Attack
Brings to mind your article from a while back DIY: Defending Against a DDoS Attack.  While I agree most enterprises need the help of expert companies to fend off DDoS attacks, I very much support the idea of striking back as well, and preferably bringing the attackers themselves down.  The stronger security teams in the enterprise become, the harder it is for cyber criminals to gain a foothold.  Hacktivists can help in this regard by retaliating on behalf of small businesses that otherwise can't stand a chance against these attacks. 
User Rank: Apprentice
6/17/2014 | 8:10:17 AM
Two common Web application attacks illustrate security concerns
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Kelly Jackson Higgins
Kelly Jackson Higgins,
User Rank: Strategist
6/17/2014 | 9:24:01 AM
Re: Defending Against a DDoS Attack
Turning the tables on DDoSers sounds like the ultimate revenge. But it's really not something most organizations can/should do. Even security researchers have had to tread carefully when using this tactic. Like any offensive security approach, it's controversial and comes with some risks of its own. 
Randy Naramore
Randy Naramore,
User Rank: Ninja
6/17/2014 | 10:08:03 AM
Re: Defending Against a DDoS Attack
Good article, should always plan and test for the worst case scenario. DDOS planning is something that should be tested periodically. 
User Rank: Ninja
6/17/2014 | 12:20:14 PM
Re: Defending Against a DDoS Attack
Indeed, especially when you consider that most members of a botnet that's performing a DDOS attack have no idea they've been recruited, since malware has made them an unwitting member. 
User Rank: Ninja
6/17/2014 | 2:07:35 PM
Re: Defending Against a DDoS Attack
 @Kelly Jackson Higgins

Yes, it is controversial.  I wouldn't even get into the difficulties of how that could be navigated legally.  I do support it, still, but understand the risks and complexities involved.  If only we could get government-sanctioned teams that could "turn the tables" under one large umbrella that would represent businesses and the interests of everyday citizens, but with the ability to act immediately without the red tape...
Kelly Jackson Higgins
Kelly Jackson Higgins,
User Rank: Strategist
6/17/2014 | 2:09:31 PM
Re: Defending Against a DDoS Attack
That would definitely make things a lot more interesting!

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