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Application Level Attack

 

 

As the name itself suggests, the aim of this attack is not the exhaustion of the transmission line capacity, but an attack on a specific application. This type of attack is also referred to as a Layer 7 DDoS Attack. The attacker overloads the victim’s specific functions or functions on the application layer of the ISO/OSI model. It focuses on the part of the application that takes the most time to process the server and has a large number of requests. Over time, the server reaches a state where it will not be able to handle all requests. Application Level Attacks are mostly executed with a certain goal, such as interrupting transactions or accessing the database. Unlike a volumetric attack, this type of attack is not so difficult to implement. The attacker usually has far fewer resources, requiring only a sufficient number of attacking machines. During an attack, the attacker tries to make the attacked server think it is a normal traffic, but focuses on the specific vulnerabilities of the target application. The most common attacks of this type include the HTTP Flood Attack and Slowloris Attack.

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Is your website protected against an DDoS attack?

Consult the possibilities of protecting against DDoS attacks with our specialists. We will propose to you the most suitable solution that will fully meet your needs.

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