What are DDoS attacks?
In a DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) attack, a very large number of devices are used to specifically overload a service with a large volume of queries. This overload leads to a web shop or website being no longer available or only responding very slowly. This can become a problem for companies as no further orders can be taken via a web shop and, therefore, no more turnover can be generated. Such overload attacks are offered as a service in underground forums and can be booked by the hour or the day. In this way, attackers try to force the victim into paying a ransom or cause them commercial damage.