Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks are a common method used by hackers to try to take down a website. By inundating the site with traffic from multiple sources, the goal is to overwhelm the web server until it crashes or is forced to shut down. DDoS attacks can hit any organization large or small.
But certain industries and types of businesses are more heavily targeted, according to a report from Imperva. Most DDoS attacks in 2019 were directed toward companies in the gaming and gambling sectors, the report found.