What We Are Seeing with Recent DDoS Attacks and Immediate Measures to Consider

By: Adam Isles, Principal and David London, Director

A major distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack occurred last Friday, October 21, disrupting Internet communications throughout parts of the United States in several waves.

When a DDoS attack occurs, it leverages a large volume of compromised, or poorly configured devices, to flood a victim with unsolicited Internet traffic. The attack overwhelms the targeted system and results in degraded or discontinued service availability.

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