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Motives behind ddos attacks

Traer, Scott and Bednar, Peter LU (2021) Annual Conference of the Italian Chapter of AIS , 2019 In Lecture Notes in Information Systems and Organisation 37. p.135-147
Abstract

Behind everything we do in our daily lives there is a reason for doing it. This paper looks into the motives behind DDoS attacks as a form of cyberattack along with attacker personas. This paper also investigates DDoS attacks technically and it is suggested that there is a need for a socio-technical approach to these attacks to investigate why they occur and the reasoning the attacker(s) could have for launching these attacks. This paper finds several motives behind DDoS attacks and discusses the profiles that attackers can be sorted into. Also discussed are the motives that attacker profiles can have for launching DDoS attacks. Although mitigation techniques are in place to control the damage a DDoS attack can cause to a company, if... (More)

Behind everything we do in our daily lives there is a reason for doing it. This paper looks into the motives behind DDoS attacks as a form of cyberattack along with attacker personas. This paper also investigates DDoS attacks technically and it is suggested that there is a need for a socio-technical approach to these attacks to investigate why they occur and the reasoning the attacker(s) could have for launching these attacks. This paper finds several motives behind DDoS attacks and discusses the profiles that attackers can be sorted into. Also discussed are the motives that attacker profiles can have for launching DDoS attacks. Although mitigation techniques are in place to control the damage a DDoS attack can cause to a company, if the motives can be addressed first, these attacks could be prevented. With the use of case studies, visualisations and tables, the motives behind DDoS attacks and attacker personas are presented.

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Cyberattacks, DDoS attacks, Motives, Profiles, Socio-technical
host publication
Digital Transformation and Human Behavior- Innovation for People and Organisations
series title
Lecture Notes in Information Systems and Organisation
editor
Metallo, Concetta ; Ferrara, Maria ; Lazazzara, Alessandra and Za, Stefano
volume
37
pages
13 pages
publisher
Springer Science and Business Media B.V.
conference name
Annual Conference of the Italian Chapter of AIS , 2019
conference location
Naples, Italy
conference dates
2019-09-27 - 2019-09-28
external identifiers
  • scopus:85118462242
ISSN
2195-4976
2195-4968
ISBN
9783030475383
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-47539-0_10
language
English
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yes
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Publisher Copyright: © The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2021.
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  author       = {{Traer, Scott and Bednar, Peter}},
  booktitle    = {{Digital Transformation and Human Behavior- Innovation for People and Organisations}},
  editor       = {{Metallo, Concetta and Ferrara, Maria and Lazazzara, Alessandra and Za, Stefano}},
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  issn         = {{2195-4976}},
  keywords     = {{Cyberattacks; DDoS attacks; Motives; Profiles; Socio-technical}},
  language     = {{eng}},
  pages        = {{135--147}},
  publisher    = {{Springer Science and Business Media B.V.}},
  series       = {{Lecture Notes in Information Systems and Organisation}},
  title        = {{Motives behind ddos attacks}},
  url          = {{http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-47539-0_10}},
  doi          = {{10.1007/978-3-030-47539-0_10}},
  volume       = {{37}},
  year         = {{2021}},
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