Distributed Denial of Service (DDOS) Attacks

Distributed Denial of Service (DDOS) attacks are effective at disrupting web applications no matter their size.

They are generally initiated from networks of compromised machines known as Botnets.

They come in 3 common types...

  • Application Layer
  • Protocol Attacks
  • Volumetric Attacks

This lesson steps through the architecture of all 3 ... the attack method and the components used.