DDoS Attacks

DDoS, a time bomb waiting to happen

Distributed denial of service, or DDoS for short, is nothing new. In fact, it’s been around for a long time and is known as one of the earliest types of cyber attack.

What it does, essentially, is flood a web server with simultaneous access requests such that the web server crawls to a halt due to the high number of simultaneous requests it has to process.

Lately, this sort of attack has been at the forefront of the news again. There’s a reason for this: the Internet of Things.

IoT devices (sensors, CCTVs, smart TVs, smart meters, etc.) have fairly basic security, if any. At best, hackers will use a botnet to deny service to these devices; at worst, they can take control of these devices for malicious intent.

The following links will lead you to the latest related DDoS articles which include practical advice in mitigating such attacks. For more information, give us a call at 0845-5678-777.

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