Why you? Four Key Reasons for DDoS Attacks
Understand the motivators behind increasingly aggressive DDoS attacks and how to fight back
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Greed. Power. Politics. All the key elements of a prime time drama. And a DDoS attack. Whether you’ve been under a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack and asked, “Why me?” or you’re wondering if you could indeed be a denial of service target, this white paper will help.
Malicious actors launching DoS and DDoS attacks can cost your business millions of dollars of lost revenue, damage your reputation and derail partnerships. Understanding some of the more prevalent motivators and becoming aware of the signs of an impending attack should be part of any DDoS protection strategy.
Don’t let your web site become the star in a prime time drama – arm yourself with the right information to protect your business from DDoS attacks.
“Unfortunately, all online organizations and businesses are at risk of becoming targets for DDoS attacks. While some organizations may be more susceptible than others – or may be targeted more heavily at certain times of the year – the bottom line is that there is often no rhyme or reasons for cyber criminals to strike. However, Prolexic has observed a trend toward several motivators in particular for DDoS attacks over the past several years.Another emerging trend is the attack campaign, in which attackers launch a series of attacks of varying vectors, size and characteristics. Automated DDoS mitigation appliances and typical mitigation services provided by ISPs and CDNs are not match for these DDoS campaigns, which require intervention by experienced live DDoS mitigation experts.”
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