What is a DDoS attack
DDoS is one of the most frequent and fastest-growing categories of cybercrime. It’s the leading threat for businesses alongside ransomware.
Distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks is a method to disrupt online resources' operation, in which multiple compromised systems
(for example, a botnet) flood the targeted system with fake traffic to overwhelm it and not let legitimate users and customers access.
These attacks can be simple and broad or complex and orchestrated to affect the most critical customer touchpoints.
Frequently, this involves targeting ways to disrupt competitors' business processes - even offline ones. DDoS attacks can also be launched
by cybercriminals as a smoke screen to other target attacks to a company's infrastructure. Most of these cyber crimes remain unpunished.
There are two types of targeted systems:
Network layer DDoS attacks are launched to disrupt web servers functioning via protocol vulnerabilities.
Application layer DDoS attacks target "weak points" of a website and require minimal resource consumption
while focusing on bot requests' frequency.