A DDoS attack or Distributed Denial of Service attack is a cyber-attack that attempts to make an online service unavailable to users. Usually, it is performed by disrupting the services of the hosting server. A DDoS attack is initiated with many compromised devices, and they often are spread all over the world. These devices are also called a botnet. The goal is to flood the target with malicious traffic. Unfortunately, every website on the Internet could be a potential target of a DDoS attack. In case you are running an online business, you could not afford your website to be down for a long time. That will mean losing potential clients! So, let’s explain more about Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks!