Ransomware

How to Handle A Ransom-Driven DDoS Attack

Provided by GTT Communications

Category Ransomware

Type White Paper

Length 7

Publish Date October 24 2017

Date posted April 13 2018

Overview

In an Ransom-related Denial of Service attack (RDoS) attack, cyber criminals send a message threatening to carry out a DDos attack or infect an organization’s operational systems with forms of ransomware unless the payout is received. These types of attacks have been gaining popularity as of late. Unfortunately, when even one, high-profile victim chooses to engage with attackers by paying a ransom, we tend to see an increase in these types of attacks. This paper explains how Ransom-related Denial of Service attack (RDoS) attacks work, and how to mitigate their impact.

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