A DDoS Protected DNS service could be very beneficial for every online business. Unfortunately, the number of initiated Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks is growing, and their frequency worldwide is terrifying. There is no organization that would want to become a target of such a malicious attack. For that reason, it is best to implement prevention.

What is it?

A DDoS Protected DNS service gives you additional protection and mitigation against DDoS attacks. It incorporates several different tools and techniques for examining the traffic and preventing incoming DDoS attacks. Cybercriminals initiate DDoS attacks by creating massive amounts of malicious traffic and aim to overwhelm the servers of an organization. As a result, the service or website of the victim becomes unable to operate, and it is not capable of answering the requests of regular users.

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Smurf attack explained 

The Smurf attack is a popular protocol-based type of DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) attack. Through it, attackers aim to bring down their targets and make the network resources unavailable for regular users. Additionally, it is a huge threat to the finances and reputation of the attacked online organization.

The Smurf attack works by taking advantage of the Internet Control Message Protocol (ICMP). The attacker sends large amounts of ping data packets with the forged IP address of the victim to one or multiple devices. All of them return an answer to the server, and the traffic is increasing massively. As a result, the resources of the server are overloaded, and the normal function is disturbed. Finally, the victim goes down, and it is incapable of answering the users’ requests.

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