Application Layer Attack

An Application Layer Attack is a type of DDoS attack that works like a DoS flood attack on a larger scale.

Bots send a large amount of traffic at their target, crowding out other users trying to access the target server.  Attackers typically direct traffic at time-intensive endpoints, like requests that require large database queries or generate big files.

This type of attack uses light requests for the attacker but is bandwidth-intensive, so the target’s resources and network are quickly overwhelmed.

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