A DDoS attack works by overloading the target server with requests to connected to it, this is one of the most common types of cyberattacks, most DDoS attacks focus on one site. Overloading a server causes it to start overheating and shutting down, DDoS denies the services to others.
a thousand computers all using the same DDoS tools to generate countless fake accounts, all flooding the same website or server with thousands of gigabytes of data per second.
What devices can be used to attack a server?
- Pretty much anything with an ip address.
How does DDoS attacks impacket you?
DDoS attacks can be costly and wide-ranging, such as
- Recovery costs; detection and emergency mitigation
- Indirect costs; lost productivity and brand reputation
- Opportunity costs; customer churn and lost business opportunities
Millions of pounds are being spent every year by companies to help defend against these kind of attacks but its hard to predict how to stop them.