DDoS Attacks Targeting Application Resources
Attacks that target server resources attempt to exhaust a server's processing capabilities or memory and aim to cause a DDoS security weakness. An attacker takes advantage of an existing vulnerability on the target server or in a communication protocol. The target server - website, web application server, web application firewall, or intrusion prevention system - becomes so busy handling illegitimate requests that it can no longer handle legitimate requests.
Protecting Against DDoS Attacks Targeting Server Resources
TCP/IP weakness attacks, TCP SYN flood attacks, TCP RST attacks, and TCP PS+ACK flood attacks are extremely effective since they overwhelm the server, making them difficult to stop. As a result, these serious DDoS attacks require sophisticated DDoS mitigation and DDoS protection solutions.