DDoS Attack Tools in the market:
Distributed Denial of Service Attack is the attack that is made on a website or a server to lower the performance intentionally.
Multiple computers are used for this. These multiple computers attack the targeted website or server with the DoS attack. As this attack is performed through a distributed network it is called as Distributed Denial of Service attack.
Generally, the purpose of a DDoS attack is to crash the website.
The duration for which the DDoS attack will last depends on the fact that the attack is on the network layer or application layer. Network layer attack lasts for a maximum of 40 to 46 hours. Application layer attack lasts for a maximum of 55 to 75 days.
DDoS Attacks or any other similar kind of attack is illegal as per the Computer Misuse act 1990. As it is illegal, an attacker can get the punishment of imprisonment.
There are 3 types of DDoS Attacks:Volume-based attacks,
Protocol attacks, and
Application layer attacks.
Following are the methods of doing DDoS attacks:
- UDP flood
- ICMP (Ping) flood
- SYN flood
- Ping of Death
- NTP Amplification
- HTTP flood