What is a DDoS attack
Dishonest competitors and delinquents launch DDoS attacks via the Internet. Distributed DoS attacks create problems for the website by causing a denial of service. As a result, well-meaning visitors of Internet resources are denied access to information and commercial services, or may experience difficulties with the website functionality. DDoS attacks are extremely popular among hackers. They are an inexpensive but effective way to disrupt the work of online services while remaining unpunished.
According to the method of impact, the following attack techniques are distinguished:
Network layer DDoS attacks – restrict the functioning of server equipment as well as disrupt the operation of software due to the vulnerability of protocols.
Application layer DDoS attacks – target the “weak points” of the website, act specifically, are characterized by minimal consumption of resources, dominate in frequency of occurrence and require a complex as well as expensive “antidote”.