Analysis: What to make of today’s DDoS attacks on major NZ websites

DDoS attacks were launched today against a number of New Zealand departments and companies, causing website outages. DDoS stands for Distributed Denial of Service, and means a web-based application or service is overwhelmed by being ‘pinged’ with huge numbers of requests from multiple computers, which effectively grind any web-based application to a halt. CERT NZ, … Continue reading Analysis: What to make of today’s DDoS attacks on major NZ websites