At Business Computer Solutions, we like to discuss topics that matter to you, and your business. We have posted blogs on phishing, malware, cyber-crime, regular backups and now, we are discussing DDoS attacks.

A DDoS attack is also known as a Distributed Denial of Service attack. With a DDoS attack, many devices and multiple internet connections are used, often from different locations. Therefore, this makes it much harder to deflect, as the target will be inundated with requests from hundreds or thousands of multiple sources. A DDoS attack creates this traffic to websites purposely, to inflict problems with the website and services for consumers. The website’s speed and performance suffers greatly, in some cases bringing the website down temporarily.

A denial of service (DoS) attack is a malicious attempt to make a server or network resource unavailable, by overwhelming it with traffic from multiple sources. This is usually done by temporarily interrupting or suspending the services of being connected to the internet, with one device and a single internet connection.

The Telegraph posted an article on their website on Tuesday, 8th December 2015, regarding Universities all over the country losing their internet connection this week, following a DDoS cyber-attack. You can read the full article here.

Whether your IT support is taken care of in-house or looked after by a Managed Service Provider (MSP), this should all be taken care of. If you would like some help or advice on your ccurrent security, please call our team of helpful ninjas on 01843 572600 or email hello@365itsupport.co.uk

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