A Note on Analysing the Attacker Aims Behind DDoS Attacks

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Abstract

Distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks pose a serious threat to the availability of online resources. In this paper, we analyse the attacker aims for the use of DDoS attacks. We propose a model that can be used to evaluate news articles for determining probable aims of attackers. Thereafter, we apply this model to evaluate 27 distinct attack events from 2016. We make use of a DDoS specific longitudinal news database to select these attack events. We find the proposed model useful in analysing attack aims. We also find that in some cases attackers might target a web infrastructure just because it is virtually invincible.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIntelligent Distributed Computing XIII, IDC 2019
EditorsIgor Kotenko, Costin Badica, Vasily Desnitsky, Didier El Baz, Mirjana Ivanovic
PublisherSpringer
Pages255-265
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-030-32258-8
ISBN (Print)978-3-030-32257-1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2020
Event13th International Symposium on Intelligent Distributed Computing, IDC 2019 - ITMO Univeristy, Saint-Petersburg, Russian Federation
Duration: 7 Oct 201910 Oct 2019
Conference number: 13

Publication series

NameStudies in Computational Intelligence
Volume868
ISSN (Print)1860-949X
ISSN (Electronic)1860-9503

Conference

Conference13th International Symposium on Intelligent Distributed Computing, IDC 2019
Abbreviated titleIDC 2019
CountryRussian Federation
CitySaint-Petersburg
Period7/10/1910/10/19

Keywords

  • DDoS attacks
  • Routine Activity Theory
  • SPEC
  • Attacker Aims
  • Cybersecurity

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