Anatomy of a DDoS Attack [Infographic]

As a cloud security provider, Incapsula has spent a lot of time answering questions about why organizations are attacked. Who is attacking them? And what’s at stake?

What they have discovered during these past period of time is that there’s an entire DDoS ecosystem of criminals, arms dealers and victims.

The infographic below shows you how a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack comes in many forms depending on the cyber criminal’s end goal. It may be a brute force barrage or an application layer injection attack, slowing down your computer or making it difficult to complete your online purchase.

If you are interested in running a quick calculation as to the probability of a DDoS attack and what it could you in an event of an attack of your website, here’s a great DDoS attack calculator to assess your threath level.

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