In 2002, several major websites which included names such as eBay, Amazon, Yahoo and CNN were rendered inaccessible.

The culprit? A distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack that lasted for as little as 30 minutes on some sites to as long as three hours for others.

Since that event, a document called Best Current Practice #38 (BCP38) was published and detailed ways to prevent the most common form of DDoS… Read More