September 2018


Preparing for, Preventing, and Addressing Self-Inflicted DDoS Attacks

Last month we discussed how’s website went down due to a self-inflicted DDoS (distributed denial of service) attack that occurred when Amazon’s servers just couldn’t keep up with the annual Prime Day traffic – something we said might occur if Amazon did not properly ready itself for Prime Day the month before the previous blog post. Amazon, however, is not the only company that has ever suffered from a self-inflicted DDoS attack. In fact, chances of your website going down due to a self-inflicted DDoS attack are actually greater than suffering such an attack due to hackers.