In today’s interconnected world, the specter of cyber threats looms larger than ever. One term that often makes headlines is DDoS or Distributed Denial of Service attacks. This raises an important question: Is a DDoS attack an actual threat to you, the individual or the business owner? In this blog post, we will delve into what DDoS attacks are, who is usually targeted, how they are executed, and how much of a threat they pose to different categories of internet users.
What is a DDoS attack?
A Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack is a cyber-attack method aimed to disrupt normal traffic to a targeted server, service, or network. It works by overwhelming the targeted host or network with a flood of traffic, making the service slow or completely inaccessible for legitimate users. This can be damaging for both businesses and individuals depending on the target and the nature of the services affected.