Distributed Denial of Service – DDoS Attack
Hackers attack websites in many ways. A common method is by DoS and DDoS. Denial of Service and Distributed Denial of Service are essentially the same, just the scale differs.
A DDoS attack attempts (and often succeeds) to crash a website by bombarding it with fake traffic from multiple compromised computers.
These attacks are designed to:
- Cripple servers
- Slow or crash websites
- Stop access to websites
Is your website a target?
Large companies and governments can be successfully targeted. The big targets are why the smaller targets are hacked.
To target and attack a particular website, a hacker needs to have many computers in various locations. This is where websites come in, of which yours could be one.
Unprotected websites can become compromised and used by hackers in a DDoS attack.
There are solutions that can protect and mitigate DDos as well as many other security threats on your website. We are specialists in Web security prevention and defence strategies that can be tailored to protect your web assets. If you would like to get more information, please contact us.
Real Time Targeted Attacks -Snapshot May 2017