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Access ContestedSecurity, Identity, and Resistance in Asian Cyberspace$
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Ronald Deibert, John Palfrey, Rafal Rohozinski, and Jonathan Zittrain

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780262016780

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262016780.001.0001

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Interconnected Contests

Interconnected Contests

Distributed Denial of Service Attacks and Other Digital Control Measures in Asia

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Hal Roberts

Ethan Zuckerman

John Palfrey

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The MIT Press
DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262016780.003.0007

This chapter focuses on the use of distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks by states to control online content. An example of the use of DDoS by Vietnamese government to make a website, bauxitevietnam.info, created to protest the bauxite mining in the Central Highlands of Vietnam, inaccessible to people, is presented. The chapter presents surveys according to which DDoS attacks exist within larger attacks of a different nature and vary in nature and magnitude. Correlation between DDoS, filtering, defacement, and intrusion attacks is explored through the example of a dual attack on a Burmese independent Web site. The chapter presents surveys on the responses to DDoS attacks including blackholing the Internet protocol address, downgrading content, and filtering out attack traffic.

Keywords:   DDoS attack, bauxitevietnam.info, defacement, intrusion attack, blackholing, Internet protocol

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