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What is a DDoS Attack?

DDoS attacks are Denial-of-Service attacks that leverage the massive, distributed, and stolen computing power from infected endpoints to flood target networks and web applications with traffic. The goal of DDoS attacks is to make an organization’s online service unavailable by overwhelming it with traffic from multiple sources. DDoS attacks are designed to target any aspect of a business and its resources, and can easily disable a specific computer, service or an entire network.

Over the recent years, DDoS attacks have evolved in strategy and tactics. DDoS attacks fall into three broad categories depending on which area of the customer’s network infrastructure the attack is focused.


Volumetric attacks

cause congestion at the customer network by sending too much traffic into the network so that it overwhelms the bandwidth of the network. These attacks are typically executed using botnets, an army of computers infected with malicious software and controlled as a group by the hacker.

State Exhaustion attacks

focus on actual web servers, firewalls and load balancers to disrupt connections, resulting in exhausting their finite number of concurrent connections the device can support. As a result, the genuine users trying to access data from the customer’s site will not be able to do so.

Application layer attacks

also known as Layer 7 attacks, specifically target weaknesses in an application. These sophisticated threats are harder to detect because not many machines are required to attack, generating a low traffic rate that appears to be legitimate. This results in genuine users not being able to access the applications residing at the customer site.


DDoS Attack

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DDoS attacks disrupt operations and prevent users from accessing critical Web applications

This downtime results in loss of productivity, loss of visitor traffic, loss of e-commerce transactions, revenue loss, impact to competitive position, negative brand impact, loss of reputation, reduction in share price, loss of business data, rise in IT expenditure to defend from attacks.

The value of these lost opportunities will vary across businesses and industries However, businesses can and should measure the potential damages that a DDoS attack can cause in terms of dollars per hour.

For some financial and web-based businesses, DDoS attacks can result in millions of dollars of damages per hour

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