As part of life and work, we need to be updated on different topics and issues that can affect us directly or indirectly. Some of those issues include gun control laws, gluten intolerance, cryptocurrency, YouTube influencers, and DDoS attacks.

The most common and that can threaten the safety of our personal information are the cyber attacks.

What is DDoS?

DDoS stands for distributed denial of service. This is a type of cyberattack that seeks to take a website offline or make it so slow.  So that visitors stop trying to use it.

Accomplishing this by overwhelming the website with malicious traffic. This malicious traffic comes from what’s called a botnet. This is a network of devices that attackers have infected with malware to control the device from afar. Therefore, causing a webpage to slow down, making it difficult to upload.

DDoS attacks are tremendously effective at doing damage to a website or business. Even if an attack is not powerful enough to damage hardware or software, a successful DDoS attack causes frustration in users. Because of this frustration, a lot of users can drop one webpage for another one.

DDoS attacks have been stymying online service providers for the last several years. It seems like every day there is another news story about the latest record-breaking Amplification attack or a crippling Layer 7 strike.

Nowadays all website hosts must be educated about the latest threats facing their property. Hosts face the difficult task of differentiating between vast arrays of products and services offered by the cyber defense industry. Even if you’ve got a handle on the technology, how do you compare a protection service’s customer support services or human capital?