DDoS (pronounced DeeDoss) - Distributed Denial of Service or Denial of Service (DoS) is a malicious attempt to make a machine or network resource unavailable to its intended users. Although the means to carry out, motives for, and targets of a DoS attack may vary, it generally consists of efforts to temporarily or indefinitely interrupt or suspend services of a host connected to the Internet.
Perpetrators of DoS attacks typically target sites or services hosted on high-profile web servers such as banks, credit card payment gateways, and even root nameservers. Increasingly, DoS attacks have also been used as a form of resistance or 'Internet Street Protests’.
The MASS Network Operations Center is constantly watching our large data environments to ensure our clients receive the highest quality of service available. Knowing where digital attacks are trending gives us an edge on how we can best avoid them.