How DDoS Attacks Work Explained and Simplified in Clever Infographic

Posted on August 17, 2015 by .

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DDoS attacks, Distributed Denial of Service, are among the most common web-based attacks, which are responsible for bringing down most websites within its tracks. DDoS attacks are the primary choice for attackers to bring down a site, no matter its size.

DDoS attacks are instances when a large amount of internet traffic is driven to a particular site where the server can no longer handle the large load at once. Because of the massive influx of traffic during a DDoS attack, a normal web server will stall and eventually crash thus causing the site to be taken down and no longer be responsive to normal web traffic to load the site.

For many years internet surfers and even some website administrators who take ownership of small sites or small businesses have wondered have a DDoS attack works and how it comes off as being extremely successful. In attempt to answer and address this curiosity, Barricade, a company focused on security products for small to medium-sized businesses, has outlined the basics of DDoS attacks in a clever infographic.

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