Five signs that you are part of a botnet attack

Five signs that you are part of a botnet attack

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Five signs that you are part of a botnet attack

On the Internet today, DDoS attacks are common. You probably already know how to protect your network against them. (If not, more information is here.)

However, there is another dangerous aspect to DDoS attacks that is often ignored: the botnets used to wage them. It’s possible to be part of a botnet attack without your knowledge (or, obviously, your consent).

What is a Botnet Attack?

Botnets are created by cybercriminals, in order to wage DDoS attacks. A DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) requires the attacker to send massive volumes of traffic to the targeted network, to overwhelm it and prevent it from providing normal service to its intended users. The massive volume of traffic has to be generated from somewhere; this is the job of the botnet…