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DDoS research project

The Berkman Center's Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) research project seeks to understand the ways in which DDoS attacks are becoming a popular technique for limiting access to independent media and human rights sites across the web.

The project has spent several months surveying organizations that might be targeted by DDoS attacks, learning whether and how they’ve been attacked, and conducting follow-up interviews with organizations who have suffered DDoS.

Based on findings from the survey and interview process, the team plans to release a report which will include a set of recommendations that websites can undertake to fend off DDoS attacks.

This project is supported in part by the Open Society Institute.
 


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Jan 25, 2011 @ 12:30 PM

Distributed Denial of Service Attacks Against Independent Media and Human Rights Sites

Ethan Zuckerman, Hal Roberts, and Jillian C. York

Ethan Zuckerman, Hal Roberts, and Jillian C. York will discuss the recently released Berkman Center report on "Distributed Denial of Service Attacks Against Independent Media and… More

Dec 20, 2010

2010 Report on Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) Attacks

This paper evaluates the impact of distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks on independent media and human rights sites in nine countries, as well as the broader impact of… More


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Team

Ethan Zuckerman

Fellows Advisory Board