Accidentally leaving the back door open for the killer to walk through is more than just a horror movie trope. We often leave back doors open for cyberthieves to walk through and take what they want. This type of hacker, who exploits our systems’ hidden cracks, is known as “The Infiltrator,” and his favorite exploit is the DDoS attack:
“In a distributed denial-of-service attack (DDoS), the incoming traffic flooding the victim originates from many different sources. This effectively makes it impossible to stop the attack simply by blocking a single source.” 1
One way to secure the back door is though DNS over HTTPS, or DoH. Download our Hacker Persona white paper and find out how you can thwart the best efforts of The Infiltrator with DoH protection for your environment.
1. Denial-of-service attack, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Denial-of-service_attack