Tengrinews experiences largest DDoS attack in Kazakhstan20 марта 2015, 19:25
Tengrinews news website has experienced an DDoS-attack today, a correspondent of the portal reports.
DDoS is a type of attack aimed to make an online service unavailable by overwhelming it with traffic from multiple sources, often infected with a Trojan virus. It is virtually impossible to stop such an attack by blocking a single IP address.
IT-service of the news website said that the DDoS-attack was carried out from around 700 different IP-addresses simultaneously. "The volume of malicious traffic exceeded 3 gigabits per second," the department said.
After the attack ceased the access to the website was fully restored and the limitations were removed. The website is now operating normally.
This is the biggest DDoS-attack on a news resources of Kazakhstan so far.
Writing by Dinara Urazova, editing by Tatyana Kuzmina