DDoS cyber attacks and how to prevent it from happening
The web cyber attack DDoS or Distributed Denial of Service, is a a form of web DoS cyber attack wherein different systems are sometimes infected with malwares or trojan viruses that causes the target to be disabled or shut down. These are sometimes caused by hackers who are often paid to attack a certain system or website specially when it comes to competition. DDoS attacks were famous back in the day specially on online gaming servers wherein they are competing to gain players from one another. These attacks cause those the targeted server/s to shut down, thus making the players quit playing and switch to the available ones.
Nowadays, DDoS attacks are very common specially when it comes to business and online security breaches. The technological advancements help these so called hackers, or even an ordinary person who knows basic computer languages and skills to manifest such attacks.
Web Hostings and servers these days offer DDoS protection in terms of GB/s and also depending on what type or level of service you are buying.
DDoS attacks are real and scary. This is not something new. This has been happening ever since the Internet became available.
Have you encountered being attacked by DDoS? If so, how were you able to mitigate those attacks?
Do you also know any tips and security measures on how to prevent such attacks?