WordPress Cloud Firewall
A WordPress DDoS Attack is the same as any other you may have heard of. A Denial of Service (DoS) attack is an attempt by a hacker to make a machine or network resource unavailable to its intended users, such as to temporarily or indefinitely interrupt or suspend services of a host connected to the Internet. A Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) is where the attack source is more than one and often thousands of unique IP addresses.
Hackers attempt to take down your website.
Why woud they want to take down your website?
Generally hackers who employ DDoS techniques to destroy a website are targeting high profile websites like banks, credit card payment gateways and government organisations. However revenge and blackmail are other motives and can affect the ‘lesser’ website.
Here are some of the symtoms of a DDoS attack:
An unusual statement but even without the help of a hacker your website could be subjected to a DDoS.
Your dream for attracting visitors to your website could also be devastating. For example if a website like the BBC or Twitter ran an article or a tweet that goes viral and the link points to your amazing article, your servers are going to see a massive spike in visitors which is probably abnormal and will condsider this as a DDoS and will cause your website to slow down or ultimately crash.