Who and why makes a DDOS attacks?

Started by amomswish, Aug 25, 2022, 02:05 AM

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amomswishTopic starter

Hi,
how to find out who and why makes a DDOS attack on domains?
we are not a legal entity at all, some websites on domains had 2-3 visitors per day, and a serious attack on our domains is underway.
why? who needs it?

the attack is not on all domains on the VPS, but on 7 out of two dozen.
Changing the IP won't do anything. the attacker makes requests to websites by domain name, not by host IP.
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Ravina123

And who told you that there was some kind of attack going on? Hosting providers love to say this without understanding when everything is dumb from their overselling, then selling more expensive tariffs and additional services. I encounter this very often. When you change the host and it turns out there were no attacks, but there was just an overloaded webserver.

If the website falls after 100 visits, it is very sad. I knew a hosting provider who perceived visits from any sites as a DDoS attack, and told that nonsense to clients. Although they write over there that there were 100 million requests, these figures do not inspire confidence.
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parven

Why organize DDoS attacks?
The purpose of the cyberattack is to harm web site, but it will not be possible to name a specific reason. It all depends on what exactly the hаcker needs. This may be a banal desire to eliminate a competitor or just a way to "play with muscles" in front of friends or society. Below we will highlight several main reasons why DDoS attacks are most often carried out.

Competition
There are 2 online stores. Both sell products from the same category. At some point, the site of one of them stops working correctly. A user who is unable to purchase the right product is looking for another site with a similar assortment.
The competitor's sales are increasing, while the other is trying to solve the problems of his site. Consequently, a company that has the ability to accept online orders is starting to succeed. The image of the affected competitor is falling, the number of customers is decreasing, and the business is falling into decline.
The reason that the site is "laid down" may very likely be a DDoS attack. This is a classic example of unfair competition. For small and medium-sized businesses, cyberattack protection is becoming an important part of Internet development.
If you do not take into account this nuance and simply create a website without taking care of measures against DDoS attacks, you can lose your acquired status, customers and profits in a matter of hours.

hаcktivism
This is a social or political act that is committed by hаcking a secure system. Simply put, this is a way to draw attention to personal ideas or to protest online without going to a rally. DDoS attacks are one of the variants of hаcktivism.
The attacker most often remains anonymous and publicly talks only about his group or political/social ideas. This type of cyberattack is usually directed at corporate or government sites. A well-known example of hаcktivism is Operation Ababil, organized by Muslim cyberterrorists against US banks. We wrote more about it and other well-known attacks.
Internet activism is also closely intertwined with real protest movements. During the famous events in Hong Kong in June 2019, the Telegram application was subjected to a powerful DDoS attack. Obviously, it was aimed at preventing the protesters from using it to coordinate their activities.

There are also many individual hаcktivist groups in the world that prefer to express their ideas through DDoS attacks. Perhaps the most famous of them can be called Anonymous. A non-centralized group of cybercriminals without a single leader commits major cyberattacks as a response to the actions of the authorities of different countries.
hаckers thus protested against censorship on the Internet and copyright protection. Private organizations are also often targeted by Anonymous, for example, DDoS attacks against the Church of Scientology have gained fame. Of course, to become a target of such a grouping, you need to be a company or a state organization with high significance. However, the very fact that hаcktivism has become a full-fledged and no less malicious variant of real protest actions speaks to the importance of cyber defense.

Extortion
Cyberattacks are often directed to websites for the purpose of blackmail. Most often, hаckers demand a cash ransom as a reward. In such cases, hаckers contact the owners of resources and make demands. Their identity, for obvious reasons, is not openly disclosed.
hаckers chose a company and sent it an email in which they threatened a prolonged DDoS attack. To avoid interference, it was necessary to pay a certain amount. The case was made public when the attackers demanded a ransom in the amount of 2 bitcoins, which at that time was equal to $ 15 thousand.

Malignancy
Some hаckers launch DDoS attacks just like that. Often such an intervention becomes a way to brag or just have fun. Unfortunately, information on how to organize a cyberattack is publicly available. It will not be difficult for unscrupulous people to send it to a specific site. Often the target is chosen randomly, and it is impossible to predict a DDoS attack in this case.
Even schoolchildren can engage in such "entertainment". So, a student from the UK went to jail, who developed a program for cyber attacks at the age of 16. Even one of the first major Internet crimes of this kind back in 2500 was committed by a simple Canadian schoolboy simply out of simple harmfulness.
The result of such pampering was billions in losses of large corporations.
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