Impact with Low Orbit Ion Cannon (LOIC)

by Matt Glass

Low Orbit Ion Cannon, or LOIC, is an open source denial of service tool for network stress testing. In this course, you will learn Impact using Low Orbit Ion Cannon.

What you'll learn

Are you looking for a tool to test an application’s resilience against denial of service attacks? In this course, Impact with Low Orbit Ion Cannon (LOIC), you’ll learn how to utilize LOIC to execute Denial of Service (DoS) attacks in a red team environment. First, you’ll access the LOIC interface and discover its features. Next, you’ll apply what you learned to execute a network flood attack on a remote host. Finally, you’ll simulate a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack by using the hivemind feature to control multiple hosts running LOIC. When you’re finished with this course, you’ll have the skills and knowledge to execute these techniques MITRE ATT&CK Direct Network Flood – ID: T1498.001, and Service Exhaustion Flood – ID: 1499.002 using LOIC. More importantly, knowing how these techniques can be used against you, will ultimately lend to your ability as an organization, or an individual, to detect and defend against specific attack vectors.

About the author

Matt Glass is an IT Project Manager in Stuttgart, Germany, working as a government contractor. He has more than 12 years of IT experience in a variety of roles.

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