Currently, companies have relied on cybernetic advantages for most of their processes such as transfers and information backup.
The prestige and image of a company can be impacted by canny cybercriminals’ provocation. Ignoring the scope of capabilites a cybercriminal can employ, has been a luxury and crutch as a result of automation.
In this article we will touch on the subject of Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks, as well as some measures to prevent attacks and how cybersecurity can avoid these situations so that companies can enjoy reliable and effective support.
A 'DDoS' is an attack on the server of a web page or network with the aim of leaving it without service. This is the result of a large flow of traffic generated from various connection points to the same destination point (i.e., target network.)
How do they work?
The most sophisticated DDoS attacks rely on 'botnets' - zombie computer networks made up of a large number of computers that have been infected by 'malware' - so that they remain at the disposal of criminals who control them remotely. More recently, DDoS-as-a-Service has been observed following the expanse of cloud computing, whereby cybercriminals utilize the cloud to create botnets.
Being made up of hundreds or thousands of computers and, therefore, not having a single point of illegitimate requests, 'botnets' are very useful for carrying out DDoS attacks.
In these cases, the user does not know that his computer is part of a 'botnet', although some symptoms to recognize it may be:
Classification of DDoS attacks
These, in turn, are grouped into three large categories:
Measures to avoid DDoS Attacks
To prevent being infected by a ‘malware’ that conjoins a computer with a ‘botnet’, it is necessary to follow the following guidelines:
Some more technical tips are:
How can cybersecurity be involved to counter DDoS attacks?
As we may have seen, cybercriminals become more sophisticated when they know how to focus on their attack center and get what they are looking for.
So, so that this does not happen, a cybersecurity service will help provide greater security within the cyber infrastructure through simulated attacks so that company personnel know how to act in the event of any of these eventualities.
For that reason, THETA432 has customizable services, designed for clients to determine the best alternative at their fingertips. If you are looking for a cybersecurity service capable of preventing DDoS attacks on your company and clients, THETA432 is your ideal solution. Ask for a demo!
Jorge Daniel Tejeda