Day 9

Website Woes

What would you do if the public face of your business – your website – was no longer visible to the outside world? Today, our victim is going through this exact situation.

Unknown to her, she is the victim of a distributed denial of service attack. This is where multiple computers or devices (for example, a botnet) are flooding her website with traffic – too much for it to handle.

The result of this is that she is about to lose at least a day of business and trading until the traffic stops.

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I am not a target

The reality is that anybody could be a victim if you have a website or public presence

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Customer trust could be damaged

Your customers could be concerned as there is a risk that you can’t protect their personal data

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My web host has free website protection

Having something is good but where your protection is located is as important as the level of protection it provides

If you have a website then you should be doing something to protect it. Would you even know if somebody was attempting to exploit your website?

Is your website protected from these attacks?