DDOS Attacks: What are they and how can we prevent them?

We have seen attacks from the ‘Anonymous’ hackers previously, towards the end of last year they targeted the US think tank. We are aware of what they can do and the power that they have. Despite being aware of this, the US Banks recently became subject to new burst of DDOS attacks. JPMorgan Chase & Co and Wells Fargo were both victims of the hackers. Although it has been several years since ‘Anonymous’ showcased their advanced computer defence attacking skills, they have come back with a vengeance to prove that you need to be on top form when it comes to protecting your IT infrastructure support systems.

What is a DDOS attack?

DDOS is an abbreviation of Distributed Denial of Service. This means that multiple systems get infected with a Trojan virus. This virus is used to target a single system, which defines the Denial of Service attack. If you become a victim of such sort of attack your data can become exposed and can be used by the hacker and whoever they pass your information onto. It can target a single IP address or it can attack multiple addresses. It is still difficult to find out whether the traffic to your website is attack traffic or if it is users so sometimes it can be quite easy to become subject to attack.

What can we do to prevent DDOS attacks?

Remember these top tips:

1. Anyone can be attacked
2. The effects are long lasting
3. It’s better to be safe than sorry so prepare and have a plan of action
4. Be prompt with your network maintenence
5. Secure potential bottlenecks
6. Beware for blended attacks
7. Use an effective product such as NetSure360°
8. Keep up to date with new services

At ITC Global Security we offer a range of services and the product NetSure360° to ensure that you are up to date with your security. It is important to stay prevented. To see more about what services we offer please visit our website: www.itcsecurity.com