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    Denial-Of-Service Attacks

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    Denial of Service Attack: Denial-of-Service attacks are conducted by cyber-criminals with the intent of blocking legitimate users from accessing a network or server (Evens et al., p. 350-351). In many cases, these attacks occur on organizations, such as Facebook, and Twitter, and when successful, prevent a user from accessing the services of various websites, including email, and online accounts. Denial-of-service attacks are generally conducted by flooding networks with a large volume of packets containing useless requests. This causes the network to slow down, or even grind to a halt as the network struggles to process the meaningless packets. However, Denial-of-Service attacks do not harm a systems security parameters, nor do they access important information. They just hinder an authorized legal user from using or accessing a…

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    Denial-Of-Service Attack

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    “Denial-of-Service attacks are the cyber equivalent of vandalism. Rather than seek to break into the target system, the perpetrator simply wishes to render the target system unusable” (Easttom, Taylor, 2011). This type of cybercrime prevents the end users from attaining the resource accessibility. Denial-of-Service is also known as a DOS. An attack was launched in Santa Cruz County website in California that caused “county’s government entities and programs, including Emergency Services, Law…

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    A denial of service attack is a push to make one or more PC frameworks inaccessible. It is normally focused at web servers, however it can likewise be utilized on mail servers, name servers, and some other sort of PC framework. Denial of service attack (DoS) attacks may be started from a solitary machine, yet they normally utilize numerous PCs to do an attacks. Since most servers have firewalls and other security programming introduced, it is anything but difficult to bolt out individual…

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    Explain how a Denial of Service (DoS) attack works. After describing a DoS conduct some research and provide an example of a real company or website that was brought down by a DoS. What was the motive of the attacker(s)? The Denial of Service attack (DoS), in this attack, the attacker does not actually access the system, but rather simply blocks access from legitimate users. In the words of the CERT (Computer Emergency Response Team) Coordination Center (the first computer security incident…

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    This week’s lab introduces the student to various types of attacks that can be implemented by distributing a Trojan Horse script or by performing a variety of Denial-of-Service attacks (DoS). To begin to understand how these attacks are performed, the student is instilled with the knowledge as well as the use of file-hashes to identify compromised files and also how to generate file-hashes to establish baseline standards, which could benefit a Tripwire type regiment. Then, the lab takes the…

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    single host is opening hundreds of SSH sessions to a single host every minute. a. The large number of attempted connections each minute suggests this is an attempted denial of service attack. This type of attack attempts to overload network resources with illegitimate traffic to deny service to legitimate users or business needs. IDS and IPS devices can detect all of this traffic, and the IPS can drop (or have border network devices such as firewalls drop) these packets to prevent the attack…

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    Spear Phishing Attacks

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    trustworthy as a legitimate business entity, users are less suspicious.” (Karambelas, 2016, pg. 1). Trend Micro’s APT research team believes that spear phishing is the most favored APT attack bait. The cost of opening a spear-phishing email can be enormous. For example, the email service provider Epsilon “fell prey to a spear-phishing attack that caused the organization to lose an estimated US $4 billion.” (Trend Micro, 2012, pg.…

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    This attack, which happened in multiple waves, made it so many websites were inaccessible. Sites such as Twitter, SoundCloud, Spotify, Shopi, fyBox, Boston Globe, New York Times, Github, Airbnb, Reddit, Freshbooks, Heroku and Vox Media properties (Conger, 2016). Just what exactly is a DDoS attack and how can it bring down so many sites? A DDoS attack is where there is an attempt bring down a website or online service by flooding and overwhelming it with traffic from multiple sources…

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    Cyber vandals use premade tools to cause grief to their fellow citizens. DDoS attacks are a competitive business tool to keep a competitor from participating in a particular event or shutting down online businesses. Some states sponsor the use of the DDOS to silence government critics and internal opposition. To defend against a DDOS attack, a common and effective way of deploying a DDoS protection is by using Border Gateway Protocol routing. Second, writing some python scripts that try to…

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    Cloud Computing Attacks

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    continues to evolve and become faster with each passing year, the ability has emerged for companies to cut costs by offloading their networks to companies who host these services over the Internet. This practice has widely come to be known as Cloud Computing. The benefits of such a service are many, but it does come with its own risks. Those who take advantage of such services are exposed to various attacks utilizing the Internet. These potential attacks include, but are not limited to, web…

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