What is a DDoS attack?

November 12, 2013

DDoS attacks may be the most well known type of attack that can be done to websites. Recently, many organizations have been attacked resulting in their websites going down for hours or days. You may be familiar with the term, but do you know exactly what happens during a DDoS attack? Or better yet, how a DDoS attack could affect your own website? In this DynEdu video, Dyn's Principal Architect, Andrew Sullivan, explains the basics of a DDoS attack in less than two and a half minutes.