Defending against DDoS Attack
What is DDoS Attack?
In cyber world, denial of service attack is an attempt to make a computer or network resource unavailable to its intended users. A distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack is a variant of such attack that employs two or more attacking computers from different sources to overwhelm the target with bogus traffic. The common motivations behind a DDoS attack are extortion, disruption of competitor’s reputation, hacktivism, etc. Basically, DDoS attack attempts to consume both network bandwidth and server resources of the targeted organisation. Large scale DDoS attack is often performed by botnets which can co-opt numerous infected computers, which usually spreading across different points around the world, to unwittingly participate in the attack.