Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack is a persistent cyber threat and a growing concern in Cybersecurity.

In a DDoS attack, cybercriminals target websites and online services and overwhelm them with more traffic than they can accommodate. The aim is to render the website or service inoperable.

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How does DDoS work?

  • Cybercriminals build networks of infected devices known as ‘botnets’, by spreading malware via emails, websites and social media.
  • Cybercriminals can connect anonymously to these devices and use them to launch DDoS attacks.
  • Botnets are capable of generating substantial traffic to overwhelm a target.
  • The traffic can consist of incoming messages, requests for connections, or fraudulent packets.

Our recommendations

  • Keep your routers and firewalls updated with the latest security patches.
  • Ensure your devices have trusted security software.
  • Never click on links or open attachments from unreliable sources.
  • If you suspect that your device is infected, report it immediately.