DDoS attacks are a primary concern in Internet security today. Explore details about how DDoS attacks function, and how they can be stopped.
A DDoS (distributed denial-of-service) attack is a malicious attempt to disrupt the regular traffic of a targeted server, network, or service by overloading the target or the infrastructure surrounding it with Internet traffic.
DDoS attacks are effective because of utilize multiple compromised computer systems as sources of attack traffic. The machines can include computers and other resources of a network, such as IoT devices.
At the highest level, a DDoS attack is an unexpected traffic, which clogs up the way, preventing regular traffic from hitting its destination.