We’ve added more capacity to our DDoS protection system last month, this is designed to protect the application layer from a range of DDoS attack methods, including UDP, SYN and HTTP floods. The basic DDoS protection from Chkserv, which is available to all of our hosting clients is a mix of automated and manual detection in which a predefined set of rules are used to mitigate small attacks.
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According to Kaspersky, in the second quarter of 2019 the total number of DDoS attacks grew by 18% compared to the same period in 2018. The longest DDoS attack recorded was back in 2019, which lasted for 509 hours, which equals to 21 days.
What is DDoS Attacks?
DDoS attacks are usually done by sending multiple requests with the objective of exceeding the website’s capacity to handle the requests. The attack source is normally more than one, usually hundreds, or even thousands of IP addresses. There are two different types of denial of service attacks, at the application layer and at the network layer.
There are a number of websites which you can view ddos attacks in real time, Digital Attack Map, being our favourite. This website will give you an overview of current attacks and suspicious network activity in the world.
The majority of DDoS attacks are launched from:
- China (over 4.5 million in 2018 alone)
- USA (2.7 million)
- Russia (1.5 million)
- Italy (940,000)
- South Korea (840,000)
- India (500,000)
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How important is ddos protection?
It’s like saying how important is having a home burglar alarm system to prevent a break in at your home, DDoS protection is protection against an attack on your website. If your business is online and only via your website, how much can you afford to lose in revenue without any ddos protection?
These attacks can last from a few hours to several days at a time. Attacks are getting bigger and lasting longer each year. As you see above, China has the biggest botnet hubs in the world and 43% of cyber attacks target small businesses, as they are far more vulnerable and the attackers know they haven’t got the funds and time to invest in protection.