DDoS incidents have become more and more prevalent of late, so Aaron examines what they are and how they affect us
If you’ve got a computer or a games console, you’ll probably be familiar with the term DDoS and know that it’s often referred to as a hack and linked with the
unavailability of various services. In the past, there have been numerous reports of groups of hackers launching DDoS attacks on specific companies, taking down services, inconveniencing users and causing the affected companies a lot of money. However, even with the term being more recognisable by the general public, the actual truth behind these attacks is often hidden or delivered in a misleading way. Let’s correct this and examine what DDoS incidents really are, what they can do and if they can be stopped.