10:17 PMPTU Under DDOS | Punjab Technical University Exam Site Under Unintentional DDOS Attack
Its not first time PTU (Punjab Technical University), One of the most famous University in India come down to its knees , when it comes to declaring results to students. and Today as the result declared wit in few hours website goes under Denial of Services Attack (Unintentional) . For those who do not know what is DDOS attack, a DDoS is Distributed Denial of Service attack. To explain it in simple
words, you send many requests to a server and they are of very high
priority requests, then the server would be taking only the requests
sent by you and not by others. In this way, only you (hacker / DDoS guy)
will be served and others will just see 500 Internal Server Error (Too
many connections)! or Page can not displayed kinda of error.|
This attack is one of the most dangerous attack and till date having no cheap in cost countermeasure, bottom-line for many organizations its a nightmare.