DDOS stands for Distributed Denial of Service and is one of the most cumbersome and annoying attacks that is relatively difficult to defend against simply due to its nature. A DDOS attack involves overwhelming a server’s bandwidth capacity by using multiple proxies simultaneously to send traffic to the server. The problem is, a DDOS attack, on its surface, is exactly the same as if a website becomes too popular and many people visit it at the same time – causing server bandwidth capacity to reach its limit rendering the site inaccessible.
A recent article by CNET shockingly reveals that famous gaming corporations such as Riot Games and Blizzard have been successfully DDOS’d for many months. These gaming companies have over 20 million gamers, respectively, as they have some of the most popular multiplayer online games – but they’re still vulnerable to DDOS attacks which has cost them millions of dollars in lost revenue.
In another article by CNET, they disclose that the PlayStation Network, Call of Duty, and Destiny servers have also been successfully DDOS’d – causing significant server downtimes, leaving millions of gamers unsatisfied.
Gaming companies aren’t the only popular targets of DDoS attacks! Recently, the social network, Ello, has risen in its popularity and this sent red signals to DDOS criminals who launched an attack over one weekend, which prevented access to users for 45 minutes.
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