The Seriously Organized Crime Agency website has been taken offline by a method known as a ‘Distributed Denial of Service Attack” (DDoS).
Typically this involves using a group of computers called a botnet to flood a web server with a large number of requests. This will result in one of three possibilities:
– The server stays online perfectly fine
– The server slows down so legitimate users are affected
– The server crashes and all websites hosted on that server are unreachable
Fortunately, a DDoS attack isn’t actually a security risk – purely a rather costly inconvenience.
I imagine the SOCA I.T. Support department are running around wondering what to do – probably should have used Tetrabyte Managed I.T.
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