Short Bytes: DDoS attack is one of the favorite tools used by hackers to disrupt an online service. Here, we are going to tell you more about the attack using an easy-to-understand infographic.
DDoS attack is one of the favorite tools used by hacktivists and other online groups to fulfill their motives by hiding behind a storm of HTTP request. The attacker makes a network of infected systems (botnets) by spreading malicious emails and software. After being infected, these systems could be controlled remotely and thus used to deploy a DDoS attack.
The infographic shared below is created by Ireland-based security firm Barricade and it gives a visual picture of a DDoS attack and other factors related to it. The good guys at Barricade have used various industry data to show that DDoS attacks affect more than 45% of organizations.
With an exponential growth in the internet usage, cyber vandalism and hacktivism have become more prominent and organizations face such DDoS attacks regularly. The security firm notes that launching a DDoS attack costs just $150, while its impacts could be quite expensive.
The infographic shows that China and India, followed by the U.S, are the biggest nurseries of DDoS attacks.
Take a look at this visual depiction of a DDoS attack and protect yourself and your site better:
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