It is obvious in a lot of instances but in others it seems so weird!
What do I mean?
I’ve had to mitigate a number of DDOS over the years and only twice have I known WHY I was being DDOS’d, one was to try and get money (what I assume is the main driver of attacks) the other was because they were a rival to the site in question.
But in the VAST MAJORITY of attacks I’ve had to deal with I have never known why they happened at all. There were no requests for Bitcoin transfers, no contact made in anyway. Just large daily DDOS, some that went on for just a few days, others that went on for several months!
This post I guess is just to try and see what others have experienced and to try and work out why a site would get DDOS’d for seemingly no reason!