Last April 7, several Israeli websites were targeted by the hacker group Anonymous. Based from reports, certain government and private Israeli websites were not accessible and were possibly victims of a DDoS attack.
Media coverage of DDoS attacks tend to cover on whether or not the targeted site is knocked offline, and not particularly how they are carried out. This is a mistake, as this ignores the fact that many of the “attackers” are actually systems that have been infected with malware and used to carry out attacks. We will use the data gathered by the Smart Protection Network.
On a typical day, the traffic to one of the websites targeted in this attack overwhelmingly (more than 90%) comes from within Israel itself. On the day of the attack, however, this was reversed, with only 9% of the traffic we saw coming from inside the country: