August 19, 2008
Reputation Attacks: A Little Known Internet Threat
Author: JT Smith
Reputation attacks target both individuals and companies, and their goal is to ruin the victimÃ¢â¬â¢s reputation. While attack techniques are varied, the consequences are often the same: a damaged reputation resulting in many cases in financial loss. Attackers can use several methods to ruin a companyÃ¢â¬â¢s reputation. Until now, most common attacks have been based on distributed denial of service (DDoS). The objective of these attack is to flood corporate online services by means of millions of non legitimate requests from botnets.