International Journal of Mathematical, Engineering and Management Sciences

ISSN: 2455-7749

Present Status of Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) Attacks in Internet World

Rajeev Singh
Department of Computer Engineering, College of Technology G. B. Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar, Uttarakhand, India.

T. P. Sharma
Department of Computer Science & Engineering, National Institute of Technology Hamirpur, Himachal Pradesh, India.


Received on February 04, 2019
Accepted on May 24, 2019


Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack harms the digital availability in Internet. The user’s perspective of getting quick and effective services may be badly hit by the DDoS attackers. There are several reports of DDoS attack incidences that have caused devastating effects on the user and web services in the Internet world. In the present digital world dominated by wireless, mobile and IoT devices, the numbers of users are increasing day by day. Most of the users are novice and therefore their devices either fell prey to DDoS attacks or unknowingly add themselves to the DDoS attack Army. We soon will witness the 5G mobile revolution but there are reports that 5G networks are also falling prey to DDoS attacks and hence, the realization of DoS attack as a threat needs to be understood. The paper targets to assess the DDoS attack threat. It identifies the impact of attack and also reviews existing Indian laws.

Keywords- Denial of Service (DoS), Distributed denial of service (DDoS), Botnet, Flooding attacks, IoT attacks.


Singh, R., & Sharma, T. P. (2019). Present Status of Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) Attacks in Internet World. International Journal of Mathematical, Engineering and Management Sciences, 4(4), 1008-1017.

Conflict of Interest

The authors confirm that this article contents have no conflict of interest.


The authors acknowledge and express the gratitude towards their parent institutes for the support.


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