Why don't DOS attacks continue?

Discussion in 'Computing and Networks' started by spinnaker, Oct 18, 2012.

  1. spinnaker

    Thread Starter AAC Fanatic!

    Oct 29, 2009
    4,884
    1,000
    Our company along with a number of other financial institutions were victims of DOS attacks for us they lasted about 38 hours and the source seems to be Iran but the attacks actually came from several places across the world.

    If someone wanted to create real havoc, why wouldn't they just continue? Why would they stop?
     
  2. R!f@@

    AAC Fanatic!

    Apr 2, 2009
    8,750
    760
    come again
     
  3. spinnaker

    Thread Starter AAC Fanatic!

    Oct 29, 2009
    4,884
    1,000

    After 38 hours the attacks stopped. If they are coming from some unknown source in the middle of Iran, who is to stop them? There is no reason to stop. Other than Leon Pannetta launching a missile attack against Iran.
     
  4. THE_RB

    AAC Fanatic!

    Feb 11, 2008
    5,435
    1,305
    Reasons bad guys stop doing something; Risk of getting caught? Achieved the objective? Both?
     
  5. spinnaker

    Thread Starter AAC Fanatic!

    Oct 29, 2009
    4,884
    1,000
    They were in the middle of Iran. Almost no chance of getting caught. I doubt any kind of objective was achieved other than an inconvenience for a few days but an extended attack over several weeks or months could be crippling. These were terrorist attacks, I would think they would want to achieve a goal greater than a little inconvenience.
     
  6. luvv

    Member

    May 26, 2011
    186
    31
    They may have run out of ammo?,38 hours of servers banning IPs is a flipping lot of IPs.
     
  7. Sensacell

    Well-Known Member

    Jun 19, 2012
    1,128
    266
    Why would "Iran" do that?

    Makes little sense to me.
     
  8. KMoffett

    AAC Fanatic!

    Dec 19, 2007
    2,574
    230
    Because we (USA) and/or Israel apparently did it to their nuclear centrifuge program.

    Ken
     
  9. Wendy

    Moderator

    Mar 24, 2008
    20,765
    2,536
    This one is actually simple, if they continued we would cut every internet connection Iran has, and possibly use it to justify military action. Neither is a win scenario to Iran.
     
  10. Sensacell

    Well-Known Member

    Jun 19, 2012
    1,128
    266
    Once the political and Public Relations impact is realized, there is no need to continue.


    Can you say "packet spoofing"???
     
  11. THE_RB

    AAC Fanatic!

    Feb 11, 2008
    5,435
    1,305
    Or "testing the water"? ;)
     
Loading...