One of the easiest ways to take down an entire network off the internet is through using the distributed denial-of-service attack, most commonly known as the DDoS.
Like it’s name suggests, this attack was designed from keeping real users from getting to specific website.
Basically, with a DDoS attack, the culprit aims to put in so much data into a site that it stops working. Hackers have been performing these attacks regularly on many different websites.
Now someone is taking it a step further by taking large companies of the internet one by one. These attacks are similar in nature but undetectable.
Read more details https://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2016/09/someone_is_lear.html
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