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High Orbit Ion Cannon (HOIC) DDoS Threat Advisory

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The High Orbit Ion Cannon (HOIC) is a popular distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack tool that can target up to 256 web addresses simultaneously.

As a community service, the Prolexic Security Engineering and Research Team (PLXsert) identifies distributed denial of service DDoS threats and issues regular threat advisories. Get this DDoS threat report from Prolexic to learn how to protect your enterprise from a High Orbit Ion Cannon (HOIC) DDoS attack.

In this DDoS Threat Advisory, you will learn:

  • Why Anonymous created the High Orbit Ion Cannon tool
  • What makes this DDoS attack tool dangerous
  • How boosters increase the threat of this DDoS attack profile
  • How to identify this unique DDoS attack signature
  • How to mitigate DDoS attacks from the High Orbit Ion Cannon tool – both default attacks and booster attacks.

About Prolexic DDoS threat advisories

Designed to provide early warnings of new or modified DDoS denial of service attack signatures and scripts, DDoS threat advisories describe the:

  • Type of DDoS attack
  • DDoS attack signatures used
  • Infrastructure element(s) or application(s) that this DDoS attack targets.

In addition, PLXsert provides:

  • Insight into the nature of the denial of service attack
  • Warnings about how the attack could affect your business
  • DDoS threat remediation tips to help you recognize the new attack signatures and proactively defend against them.

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