It seems like a month doesn’t go by without a story popping up on some tech news blog regarding another major DDoS attack.Only this past few days has Moz been suffering from a DDoS attack on their site.
We are under a DDOS attack. Right now, no ETA on when we’ll be back up, but we’ll keep you posted here. — Moz (@Moz) May 17, 2014
The term “DDoS” stands for “Distributed Denial of Service” and it’s an attack that is commonly used by hackers to bring down a website temporarily. While this hack doesn’t really help anyone gain access to specific information on its own, it is a very useful tool for making a website unreachable by its intended audience. These attacks have been around for quite some time, but they were more recently popularized by those perpetrated by Anonymous against various large companies.