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Are you a small business that experienced a DoS attack?

We are looking for small "brick and mortar" companies that got affected by a DoS attack agains their website. Recently, we heard from a couple of non-internet local businesses whose websites experienced substantial DoS attacks, and we would like to see if this was just an "outlier" or a new trend.

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Johannes B. Ullrich, Ph.D.
SANS Technology Institute

I will be teaching next: Application Security: Securing Web Apps, APIs, and Microservices - SANS London June 2022


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ISC Handler
Oct 24th 2013
Dr J

I am not really a small business, more of a non-profit researcher. My website was hit not to long ago by supposed Anonymous members supporting Wikileaks. The DDoS was so severe that I had to move my domains to another host that advertised experience handling attacks of this nature. On top of that move, I also signed up with Cloudflare professional, which did not help immediately, but once I got everything properly configured, does seem to have helped mitigate a few smaller attacks.

I was able to retrieve the my entire /var/log folder from the old server, but have not really had a lot of time to go through it.

As far as it being a trend...I would say yes and no as Anonymous and Wikileaks are commonly mentioned in random attacks. They attacked me because I showed support for The Jester by creating and hosting a timeline showing 3 years worth of TANGO DOWN attacks on known jihadist/terror website. The tweets I received in conjunction were demands to remove those timelines etc etc.

Anyhoo...that's my story.


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