Reply to post: Re: Distributed Denial of Service

TalkTalk: Hackers may have nicked personal, banking info on 4 million Brits

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Re: Distributed Denial of Service

It's pretty common for attackers to use DDoS as a distraction (at 95% bandwidth of what you can handle - they'll do multiple attacks to gain that info) and if they've done their homework; they'll then launch a sophisticated SQL injection or other sorts.

Gets the Ops team scrambling in the wrong direction where they should of been looking at the database servers (and shutting them down) if they'd setup alerting correctly.

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