DDoS attacks can come in many different forms. To determine if you have been subject to an attack consider asking yourself the questions below about your current internet accessibility.
Have you been experiencing incredibly slow network performance?
Have you been subject to difficulty accessing websites, loading pages or opening files?
Has any particular website suddenly become unavailable to you?
Have you experienced a rapid increase in the number of spam emails you receive?
Has your wired or wireless internet connection been subject to disconnects?
If you answer yes to any of these questions then you may be subject to DDoS attacks. Obviously, these attacks are a great interference to all businesses. They interfere in a business’ ability to function usually and normally. This causes frustration to business owners, employees and clients.
There are a wide variety of DDoS attacks. One form of attack is ICMP flood. This ‘flooding’ attack is also known as a smurf attack and takes place on the public internet when the perpetrator sends out a flood of emails or IP packets from a fake source address that is identical to the victims address. There are also SYN floods which are similar to the Smurf attacks but involve TCP/SYN packets, similar to connection requests. Additionally there are peer to peer attacks, in which perpetrators attack a group of clients in sharing hubs. Furthermore, there are starvation attacks in which an attacker uses all of the resources of the victims computer. This attack can be used in tandem with other attack methods. There is also a distributed attack. This is a common form of attack when multiple systems bombard the victims system with communication requests rendering the victims system overloaded. Application level floods are attacks during which attackers cause software to change in nature and overload the memory of a server. Lastly, there is also such thing as an unintentional denial of service attack. This often happens when a website has an unanticipated spike in popularity.
Due to the wide variety of attacks and unpredictability of their timing it is important to protect your business by employing a DDoS Protection Service. As with most telecommunication services, there are a wide variety of options when it comes to choosing your protection and mitigation service. At Fastblue networks.com we highly suggest that our clients familiarize themselves with Prolexic mitigation service. Prolexic is the known worldwide leader in this type of support. Their extensive network and skilled engineers have a long standing history of proven success.
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