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What to Do Before, During and After a DDoS Attack - ThemeMunk
DDoS. If the sight of that acronym doesn't make you nervous, it should. It stands for Distributed Denial of Service, and it's a popular weapon used by hackers to take down websites large and small. How popular are we talking? Well, last year, 124,000 DDoS attacks were perpetrated each week. This matters to you because you've spent a great deal of time optimizing your website's content, user experience, website loading speed and performance. A DDoS attack takes all this hard work and, within a few moments, brings it to a screeching halt. There are many kinds of DDoS attacks. But their common thread is that they deny service to anybody wanting to view the attacked website. One DDoS example is when a server receives so many requests to view the site that it becomes overloaded and shuts down. No server means no website – which can be devastating for any business. While DDoS attacks commonly last for an hour or even a couple days, it's not unprecedented for an attack to last a month or more