Published on: December 30, 2013 by Marcus

DDOS attacks and the increase in frequency

If you are wondering what does DDOS stand for it is - Distribution Denial of Service. It is a technical term used to describe an unprecedented attack on a software, service or application over the internet. In computing terms, this attack happens when traffic is sent from a host computer to another network resource with the sole aim of blocking their services, so that it becomes occupied and cannot be accessed by genuine users. In layman terms, it’s basically a program that attacks another person’s website or application to incapacitate it from being used by its regular users. This is what makes the website or application inaccessible. These types of attack are very common with servers of banks, payment gateways and more. Over the last few years there has been a surge in these kind of attacks though initially there were a few isolated incidents reported. With the increase in the eCommerce industry and people using the internet for more and more purposes these attacks have become quiet bothersome.

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Published on: December 11, 2013 by Marcus

What does DDOS stand for?

DDOS or DOS stands for ‘Distribution denial of service’ or ‘Denial of Service’. If you are wondering what are DDOS attacks then read further. It is a malicious attack on your server which hosts your website or application and cripples it from functioning normally. This incapacitates the abilities of your host server or the Central Processing Unit of your computer and prevents it from being easily accessible to your users. For those of us who are non-technical people; a DDOS attack is simply a hostile attack on the server where a website or application is being run from. This attack prevents access to that particular site or application. It is done by sending a huge surge of traffic to the server of the website or app. Over the past few years there has been a considerable increase in these attacks and people and the servers are finding themselves more and more vulnerable to these attacks.

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