12: Distributed Denial of Service attacks

According to the British Broadcasting Corporation, the internet suffered its worst cyber assault ever earlier today (Wednesday, March 27, 2013).  A Distributed Denial of Service attack was launched against Spamhaus, a British/Swiss firm that blocks internet sites known to generate spam.  The probable attackers were eastern Europeans suspected of generating such spam.

To learn more about Distributed Denial of Service attacks, go to www.teexwmdcampus.com and sign up for its free Department of Homeland Security cyber security courses.  The two I would start with are CYBER 173-W, Information Security Basics, or CYBER 175-W, Information Security for Everyone.As mentioned last January,  there are eight additional cyber security courses on this Texas Engineering EXtension website, as well as AWR-160, Terrorism Awareness for Emergency First Responders.