Infographic – The Destructive Impact of DDoS Attacks


Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks occur when multiple computers are used to target a single system and the targeted device is flooded with so much traffic that it becomes unworkable. They can cause absolute havoc to businesses and consumers, with companies often losing more than $40,000 an hour after being attacked. DDoS attacks usually aren’t brief, either; the average length is 15 hours. That’s more than half a day of being unable to operate due to a DDoS hack.

Any business that is the victim of such malicious activity doesn’t just suffer for the duration of the attack. It can often incur reputational damage from its website crashing and especially if the security of customer data is compromised. While it is nigh-on impossible to anticipate a DDoS attack, businesses should always be prepared for one and know what to do if such an event strikes.

Check out the infographic below from Exigent Networks to find out more: