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The Anatomy of a DDoS Attack [INFOGRAPHIC]

A typical brute force DDoS attack comes from a botnet – an enormous network of malware-infected devices, often numbering in the millions, that cyber criminals use to lock up your website. Many infected computers and mobile phones are unwitting components of a botnet as people browse the Internet unaware of enabling any malicious activity. This cycle perpetuates itself creating a self-sustaining chain of criminal activity. Check out the infographic below to learn more about these types of attacks.

Anatomy-of-a-DDOS-Attack

This infographic is courtesy of Incapsula.

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