The dos and don’ts of DDoS attacks
The experts tell Róisín Kiberd how to protect against one of the most common – and annoying – cyber threats
Distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks are among the oldest and best-known forms of cyber attack, with the first one in recorded history happening in 1996.
Panix, itself one of the oldest internet service providers in the world, was hit with an SYN flood attack, a form of DDoS in which requests bombard a website, consuming its resources and leaving it incapable of responding to traffic.
More recently, another service provider, Arbor Networks, fell victim ...