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Internet Denial of Service: Attack and Defense Mechanisms by Peter Reiher, David Dittrich, Sven Dietrich, Jelena Mirkovic

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Chapter 9. Conclusions

As we have seen, distributed DoS attacks are a genuine threat that cause serious damage to many Internet users. The losses being suffered have escalated from being merely annoying to actually being debilitating and disastrous for some users. There is every reason to believe that the rate and seriousness of DDoS attacks will increase. The current limited level of losses caused by DDoS is probably not due to successes in defending against them, difficulties in perpetrating the attacks, or lack of attractive targets to attack. Rather, the level of loss is related more to the motivations and desires of those who are perpetrating the attacks. As more unprincipled and dissatisfied users of the Internet observe the success of ...

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