A Brief History of DDoS Attacks #cybernews

This August, Google blocked a DDoS attack of 46 million requests per second, 76% larger than the previously reported record, but somehow I doubt it’s a record worth celebrating.

In fact, DDoS attacks in 2022 are increasing in frequency and growing in size exponentially. A lot has happened since 1996, when the first even DDoS attack has occured. Malicious actors used the Syn Flood attack to take offline Panix, an internet provider, for a couple of days. This attack was small, but it was a beginning.

In 2007, one of the first critical attacks happened, taking down Estonia’s government websites for 22 days straight. Since then, attacks on business vendors, bank servers and gaming servers are growing more prevalent than ever.

So far the only way to ensure DDoS protection is by using a secure hosting provider, a Virtual Private Server and Cloud hosting. But where even software like VPNs can help a common user, can companies keep warding off attacks with millions of requests in scale?

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