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What is a DDoS Attack?

DDoS. It’s become a four-letter word that strikes fear in the hearts of business owners across the internet industry, and with good cause. Threats for DDoS attacks across the industry have been rising in terms of frequency, volume, and ease of access every year and, according to a statistical analysis by Calyptix, 2018 was no different. […]

Top 5 Most Common Security Issues and How to Fix Them

Most businesses are aware that a spam filter and antivirus program are not all they need to protect themselves from the constantly evolving landscape of cybersecurity threats. Knowing just what a comprehensive security stance entails, however, is far less obvious. Comprehensive web security includes a full suite of tools to protect against malware infections, data […]

Prevention vs. Protection: How Should You Mitigate DDoS Attacks Against Your Server?

It’s one of the oldest cyberattack methods in existence – and one that’s been around for nearly as long as the Internet itself. I am referring, of course, to the Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack. Although there are many different attack vectors a DDoS may exploit and many different methods through which it may […]

The Truth About DDoS Attacks

It starts with a bit of unusual traffic – a surge of access requests from seemingly-unrelated IPs. Slowly but surely, your servers are overwhelmed. Your network-facing infrastructure starts slowing down, until it eventually grinds to a halt altogether. With a sinking feeling in the pit of your stomach, you realize what this means. You have […]

WordPress DDoS Attacks, A Problem You Can’t Protect Against With Plugins

The more popular a website is, the more likely it’ll become a target for cyber attacks. That holds true for the platform the site is built on too – and WordPress is one of the most popular platforms on the Internet. According to a 2015 W3Techs survey, WordPress websites make up 58.7% of the CMS […]

Testimonial: How Heroic Support Mitigated a Debilitating DDoS Attack

In our previous blog post discussing DDoS attacks, we enumerated the shocking rise in attacks over the last year. Not only can DDoS attacks be devastating to your business, but the attacks also tend to come out of nowhere. One customer of ours, a reseller web host who has chosen to remain anonymous, recently experienced […]

DDoS Attacks are on the Rise – Our Protection Can Help

According to the latest State of the Internet report by Akamai, there has been a 54% increase in the number of DDoS attacks since the first quarter of 2013 – and two-thirds of those attacks targeted customers in the Americas. DDoS attacks threaten businesses in all industries and could mean lost revenue, downtime, and even […]