The website of the Media Holding Asia-Plus has been hit with distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack again.
The Asia-Plus’s website was hit with the DDoS attack on April 14. Over the past ten days, it has already been the third attempt to make the website unavailable to its subscribers.
The first DDoS attack o the Asia-Plus’s website was conducted on April 3 and it was conducted practically from all domestic Internet service providers. Restoration of a stable work of the web-resource took nearly three days.
The reasons for these DDoS attacks are still unknown because it is not clear who is behind these DDoS attacks. However, it cannot be ruled out that a group of hackers has appeared who want to “test” steadiness of the site.
In computing, a denial-of-service (DoS) or distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack is an attempt to make a machine or network resource unavailable to its intended users.
A DoS attack generally consists of efforts to temporarily or indefinitely interrupt or suspend services of a host connected to the Internet.
As clarification, distributed denial-of-service attacks are sent by two or more people, or bots, and denial-of-service attacks are sent by one person or system. As of 2014, the frequency of recognized DDoS attacks had reportedly reached an average rate of 28 per hour.
Perpetrators of DoS attacks typically target sites or services hosted on high-profile web servers such as banks, credit card payment gateways, and even root name servers.
Denial-of-service threats are also common in business, and are sometimes responsible for website attacks.
This technique has now seen extensive use in certain games, used by server owners, or disgruntled competitors on games.
Denial-of-service attacks are considered violations of the Internet Architecture Board’s Internet proper use policy, and also violate the acceptable use policies of virtually all Internet service providers. They also commonly constitute violations of the laws of individual nations.