In response to the news that the Irish National Lottery website and ticket machines were brought down by a DDoS attack, Igal Zeifman, senior digital strategist at Imperva have the following comments on it.

[su_note note_color=”#ffffcc” text_color=”#00000″]Igal Zeifman, Senior Digital Strategist at Imperva :

“As a rule, record setting prizes and jackpots result in traffic spikes on lottery sites and it is very common for DDoS attackers to strike during such predictable peak traffic times, especially when going after big targets. Such attacks maximize the damage potential of the assault by applying additional pressure on the already-strained organizations and network infrastructures.”[/su_note]

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