Please subscribe! https://goo.gl/XV4H04 New Videos Every Other Week! What are DDOS attacks? Do they matter—Why do they matter? I tackle the worrying rise of cyber warfare, and why it’s a paradigm shift for the internet, our society, and the future.
**Some assertions I make about war in this video, (like the atomic bomb wasn’t necessary) may seem counter intuitive or against common wisdom. However, I actually have a degree in History and Economics.
A great article to read about the atom bomb controversy was published in this academic journal: http://goo.gl/V0pvNA
Here is also another great short article: http://goo.gl/ECHNEa
Digital Attack Map: http://goo.gl/yCxKbJ
Cloud Flare DDos attack: http://cnet.co/1OPLXVL
Inside DDos attacks: http://ubm.io/1SNQb0F
Banks targeted by DDos attacks: http://goo.gl/dQZb0Y
Wells Fargo attack: http://goo.gl/es3yPP
Wikipedia Distributed Denial of Service attacks: https://goo.gl/VkSMuH
Average DDOS attack strength growing:http://goo.gl/EEFoZY
Full Interview: https://goo.gl/BPRFoP
DDOS, also known as distributed denial of service, attacks are both a means of cyber warfare and tool for disrupting and shutting down servers. There are a variety of protocols that can used to launch a DDOS attacks, ICMP, TCP, Peer to Peer, (s) Syn Floods, HTTP—each is a way of confusing and overwhelming the server or the server’s DNS. Currently DDOS attacks are launched largely underground by individuals or small collective organizations and they’ve been more nuisance than disaster.
However the power of DDOS attacks have been growing steadily and they now have the potential to wreak havoc. This video voices concerns about what would happen if two industrialized countries (China, Russia, Japan) were to square off in our now global economy.
In 2015 the internet and the United State’s economy are inextricably intertwined, and a powerful concentrated attack on the internet would be an attack on our economy. And history shows weak economies lose wars. And don’t think cell phones are immune to DDOS attacks either. DDOS attacks have the potential to take down phone communication as well.