Security experts, however, point out that, despite this fact, DDoS attacks can still cause major disruptions to traffic, even if their developers are not focused on financial gain.
"During the third quarter, invaders were most active in August and September, as evidenced by the high number of attacks on educational institutions that have continued to increase since the beginning of the academic year. The most striking attacks in the period under review were websites of one of the most prestigious universities in the UK "University of Edinburgh. He is also a web service provider for parents of children who attend private schools in a number of American cities – Infinite Campus," said Alexey Kiselev, member of the DDoS Protection Team at Kaspersky Lab.
DDoS attacks were recorded in 82 countries between July and September this year. Most attacks occur in China, followed by the United States and Australia in unattractive ranks. It was the first time in a DDoS attack to rank high.
"The main driver of cybercrime is profit. However, this may not only be financial. Examples are DDoS attacks on universities, schools and other educational institutions that are most likely to stand alone students who want to make work harder for their clients or just delay test, "Kiselev said.
It is also important that this attack is not carried out with the help of botnets that usually have professional cyber criminals. "It seems that you are now more focused on mining illegal crypto and occasionally carrying out beneficial attacks. Initiatives shown by students and students can be saved in certain circumstances if it does not cause real damage to the affected organization. It is therefore clear that even educational institutions are more interested on cyber security and ready for similar attacks, "said the security expert.
For similar attacks, computer pirates accidentally also help some users who are not even worried about securing their devices. It should be noted that speech is not only about smart phones and classical computers, but also for example what are called Internet-based devices (IoT) – for example, various cameras that can be connected to the Internet.
These devices have become part of a giant botnet that has used cyber criminals to attack Dyn DNS servers. By default, they translate web addresses into physical machines (IP addresses). This is why hackers can disable some large sites off the east coast of the US – because the compiler (DNS server) doesn't work, the web browser doesn't know where to connect.
Users cannot connect to Twitter, Facebook, Daily News, CNN and the New York Times, and the Spotify and Soundcloud music portals. [celá zpráva]
Emphasis on security
End-user attacks use computer piracy very often with various viruses to control a station that is attacked remotely. This then assigns it to a giant botnet, where if they have enough size, they can almost eliminate any purpose on the Internet.
To prevent DDoS attacks, first of all, users themselves, when they place sufficient emphasis on the security of their devices.