How Corporate One CU Defends Itself
Although relatively unsophisticated, distributed denial of service attacks (DDoS) are fairly difficult to defend against. The basic concept behind a DDoS attack is simply to flood a victim’s Internet service with enough inbound traffic that legitimate traffic cannot get through or the service cannot respond.
Unlike a DoS attack where there is only one computer used to flood the victim’s server, a DDoS uses large numbers of computers on a large number of different Internet connections, often distributed globally via a botnet. This distribution of attack is what makes a DDoS so challenging to defend against, made particularly more difficult when the DDoS attack is made up of legitimate looking traffic – just an overwhelming amount of it.