Types of DDoS Attacks Explained | Arbor Networks
http://pixvid.me/ANTypesofDDoS Businesses large and small, ecommerce sites, and government institutions are all highly susceptible to Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks in today's advanced cyber world. Downtime, lost revenue, and brand tarnishment are all byproducts of a DDoS attack, making these threats potentially detrimental to any organization. This video explains the different types of DDoS attacks and how best to prevent them. A DDoS attack aims to flood a specific target with connection requests and shut down that network. These attacks are malicious and can be engineered for any number of reasons -- none of which are favorable for the target. There are two major categories of DDoS attack today, Volumetric and Application Layer attacks. Volumetric attacks flood and consume network bandwidth (commonly using ICMP, UDP, and TCP SYN Floods), whereas Application layer attacks target specific applications and slowly exhaust resources (commonly using HTTP or DNS).