What is a DDoS attack?
A distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) is a large-scale attack where the perpetrator uses more than one unique IP address, often from thousands of hosts infected with malware. Since the incoming traffic flooding the victim originates from different sources, it may be impossible to stop the attack simply by using ingress filtering. It also makes it difficult to distinguish legitimate user traffic from attack traffic when spread across multiple points of origin. As an alternative or augmentation of a DDoS, attacks may involve the forging of IP sender addresses (IP address spoofing) further complicating identifying and defeating the attack.
DDoS attacks in the custom decoration industry
Recently, the custom decoration industry has seen an uptick in DDoS attacks which have affected players in garment and software sectors. In some instances bringing business to a halt. These attacks affect more than the targeted businesses and can cause issues down the supply chain and all the way to the consumer level.
How does DecoNetwork protect against DDoS attacks?
Although no one can guarantee never to fall victim to a DDoS attack, DecoNetwork uses DDoS protection services to scrub all incoming traffic and prevent DDoS takedowns from happening.
DecoNetwork’s CEO, Adam Pentland, addresses the issue:
“We have had DDoS attacks happen to us about 2 years ago. The first time it did knock us out for about 2 hours while the problem was solved. The second time was a lot faster to fix. Most customers never even realized it was going on. Recently, we notice a spike in traffic around the time others went down, it’s possible we brushed off an attack without causing any issues at all. We are brushing off DDoS attacks all the time. In some instances, their effectiveness is simply below the level we take notice of.”