Your website and apps reside in data centers. Keeping these dedicated servers and data centers secure is becoming a daunting challenge. Attackers are always one step ahead of security professionals and identify loopholes in the system that they can exploit. DDoS attacks are epitome of such exploits.
Hackers send tons of traffic to your website to the point that your web server fails to cope up and eventually crashes. This disconnects your website from the internet and makes it impossible for users to access it. Unfortunately, DDoS attacks are not simple to deal with and come in different shapes and sizes. Therefore, it is important to understand its distinct types so that you can deal with them effectively.
Here is an infographic by HostNOC that informs you about the seven most common types of DDoS attacks and how these can be executed.