The Growing Threat of DDoS Amplification Attacks

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DDoS attacks are malicious attacks that cybercriminals launch to overwhelm a target system. But DDoS amplification attacks take that malevolence a step further. They take advantage of a DDoS amplifier to magnify the harm they cause.

DDoS is the acronym for “distributed denial of service.” Simply put, DDoS attacks are designed to overwhelm a target system with more traffic than it can handle. If this should ever happen to your business, your customers might not be able to contact you for a time.


Cyber criminals carry out a DDoS attack by using a number of compromised systems (a botnet). They direct the botnet to send malicious or spam requests to the target server. The botnet likely has more computational power and network bandwidth than the target system. Therefore, it can often knock the target completely offline. At l… Read More

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