The Purpose Of DOS Or DDOS Attacks

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Why do DOS or DDOS attacks take place? What is the motive of the individuals who make it happen? What do they gain by performing this attack?

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Answered By 10 points N/A #182267

The Purpose Of DOS Or DDOS Attacks

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Hi

The various motives of individuals conducting a DOS or DDOS attack are as follows: –

• HACKTIVISM

• CYBER VANDALISM

• BUSINESS RIVALRY

• EXTORTION

• PERSONAL PROBLEMS

• CYBER WAR

 

Answered By 564950 points N/A #182269

The Purpose Of DOS Or DDOS Attacks

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There are different reasons why a DoS attack happens. Several common reasons why a DoS attack occurs include the following:

  • * Extortion through a DoS attack – the attacker may intend to exactly profit from his distinguished ability to interrupt the victim’s services by insisting money to prevent the DoS attack.
  • * Fights among online gangs – individuals and groups who are engaged in internet-based malicious activities can utilize DoS as arsenal against each other’s operations and infrastructure implicating legitimate businesses in the cross-fire.
  • * Anti-competition business practices – sometimes cyber criminals propose DoS services to eliminate competitor’s web site if not interrupt their operations.
  • * Penalty for undesired actions – a DoS attack may target to discipline the victim for declining extortion demand.
  • * Demonstration of anger and disapproval – attackers may use the DoS attack as a method of condemning the affected company for showing unfavorable economic, political, or monetary behaviors.

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