For years now criminals have been using DDoS attacks to damage companies. The power these attacks can have pose an incalculable, serious threat. With Myra’s DDoS your IT infrastructures are safe.

What does “DDoS” mean?

A DDoS attack is a special sort of cyber crime. A Distributed-Denial-of-Service (DDoS) is a distributed Denial-of-Service (DoS). This occurs when a requested service is only to a certain extent or not at all available. Most of the times this happens when the IT infrastructure is too busy. Attackers use this type of cybercrime to press money from companies without DDoS protection.

What does a DDoS attack look like?

When launching a DDoS attack the aggressors aim at making a service or a server unavailable. In order to do so they infect one or various computers with malware. The attackers use this infected computer network, known as botnet, to launch their DDoS attack. Using the botnet, they attack their target by sending a large amount of requests to the infrastructure.

 

The more computers are in one botnet, the stronger is the attack. Attacked servers without DDoS protection cannot handle so many requests, their Internet connection breaks down. Websites either load extremely slowly or are not available at all.

Who are the aggressors?

Individuals or groups, political activists, competitors, disappointed clients – the list of assailants is long. lang. Their motives for a DDoS attack vary: Extortion, harm competitors, envy or send signals against political decisions. The goal of attackers is always the same, however: They want to cause the biggest possible damage to their victims. Without an effective DDoS protection attackers succeed.

What are the techniques of a DDoS attack?

Cyber criminals use different types of DDoS attacks. The techniques can be put into an order, according to the layer they target with the attack.

One of the most common types is to overload system resources and network band widths. (layer 3 and 4). In the past few years, cyber criminals have increasingly shifted their attacks to applications. Practices and bandwidths of DDoS attacks change from day to day though. Myra’s DDoS protection shields you from any kind of attacks.

What are the consequences of a DDoS attack?

An attack always has a negative impact on the affected company, regardless of the technique. The companies can feel the repercussions for years after the attack. Therefore, an effective DDoS protection is key.

Economic damages

A few minutes offline can cost thousands of euros. Lost sales and wasted marketing budgets only form one part of the financial damages.

Damaged image

A DDoS attack entails an incalculable damage to one’s reputation. To restore the image costs many resources and can take to years.

Unhappy users

When the target audience cannot reach your website, the impatient user might leave and buy at the competitor’s website.

Data theft

Possible theft of company or client data can have unpredictable repercussion. It can mean the end for some companies.

Which industry is mostly affected by DDoS attacks?

Every industry and every company can become a victim of a DDoS attack. Thus it is not a question of if it will happen to your company, but rather when it will happen. Cyber criminals and extortionists target e-commerce, insurances and financial institutions, manufacturers, or the health sector. They also like to attack data centers and organizations from the public sector.

Myra’s DDoS protection

Only professional solutions can guarantee effective DDoS protection. The cloud-based protection system hides your IP address behind a filter system. Intelligent algorithms filter traffic before they reach your infrastructure. When these algorithms spot an attack they immediately active blocking mechanisms. Valid traffic, such as client requests, can reach your infrastructure right away. Global caching and content optimization impede delays in website delivery. This means you have a reliable DDoS protection against attacks and highly available websites. This also means that your clients always enjoy a fast website, whether you are attacked or not.