Let’s try to momentarily put ourselves into the mentality of an online hacker. You’ve identified a website that you want to hack, but why would you do it? Perhaps to force a ransom payment from a victim who is desperate to get their site back in action. It could be a deliberate attempt to harm a company you dislike for whatever reason, or maybe you’re just a fiendish individual who likes to cause wanton destruction for the hell of it.
Whatever your motive for launching a deadly hack such as a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack, you’re probably a shrewd individual with an exceptional working knowledge of technology. Attacks like DDoS can’t just be instigated by any random party; you’ll need to be very crafty to pull one off. That’s what makes them so difficult to act against when they do happen. No matter how active a victim is in response to an attack, or in preparation for a potential attack, there’s a strong chance that the hacker will be at least one step ahead. That’s a major reason why most hackers get away scot-free with their misdeeds.
This informative and useful infographic from Exigent Networks outlines the scale of how damaging a DDoS attack can be, while also advising as to what you can do to minimize the risk of being at the receiving end of one. Even a basic knowledge of preventative measures could potentially save you, or your business, from absolute ruin, so take a look below to find out how you can guard against the deadly implications of DDoS attacks.
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