posted on May, 3 2012 @ 06:43 AM
reply to post by fiftyfifty
Isn't a DDos attack just using a botnet to flood a website with traffic so noone can get in? If thats all it is then it wont be a security risk, just
an annoyance to anyone visiting their site. Any attacker would probably need the site online to change or deface it in any way.
As for gathering sensitive data well your talking hacking there. Breaking into systems and such. The website will probably be of no concern to those
wanting to steal secrets.
ETA: The attack could be used as a distraction while the attackers get down to the real task of alleviating the government of sensitive
edit on 3/5/2012 by Grifter81 because: (no reason given)