Not every criminal is interested in stealing corporate secrets or downloading financial information. There are some who have little interest in navigating their way through the countless security walls put up by most businesses. They have found a much easier way to turn a profit -ransomware.
The distributed denial of service attack is one of the oldest criminal activities on the web, a distinction it shares with ransomware. In spite of its age, however, DDoS attacks have weathered the years surprisingly well .The reason for that is quite simple – even though at its core, every DDoS attack does the same […]
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 […]
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 […]
Small or medium sized e-commerce business are among the most targeted by cyber attacks. In fact, three out of every five cyber attacks are targeted at SMBs – and 38% of attacks in 2015 were e-commerce breaches. When you combine those two statistics, it paints a bleak future for e-commerce businesses – one full of […]
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 […]
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 […]
In one corner of the Liquid Web™ data centers, a very dedicated group of people sit working around the clock with one purpose: to catch any issues on our customers’ servers before they become full-grown problems. We’re talking, of course, about our Sonar Monitoring™ team. This team’s sole focus is providing service reliability and immediate […]