The increased reliance on digital platforms [3], services [1] [2] [3], and remote work has resulted in a surge of Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks worldwide. These attacks pose a significant threat to businesses in today’s digital landscape [2], as they can disrupt online services, leading to financial losses and damage to a company’s reputation.


DDoS attacks are particularly concerning during peak business times, such as the holiday season, when organizations operate with reduced security staff and limited resources [1]. This creates an opportunity for cybercriminals to execute lucrative attacks. Stopping and preventing DDoS attacks requires a significant financial investment in cybersecurity [3]. Security professionals and organizations can take proactive measures to defend against these attacks [1]. They can evaluate risks and vulnerabilities [1], deploy a DDoS protection service [1], and create a response strategy to mitigate and monitor attacks [1]. It is crucial for businesses to have a comprehensive plan in place to effectively prepare for DDoS attacks during their busiest periods. Additionally, DDoS attacks can be used as cloaking attacks to carry out more complex attacks and steal data or install malware [3].


DDoS attacks have a profound impact on businesses, causing financial losses and reputational damage. To mitigate these risks [2], organizations must invest in cybersecurity and implement proactive measures. Having a comprehensive plan in place to prepare for DDoS attacks during peak business times is crucial. Furthermore, it is important to recognize that DDoS attacks can be used as a cover for more sophisticated attacks, leading to data theft and malware installation. As digital reliance continues to grow, businesses must remain vigilant and adapt their security strategies to effectively combat evolving cyber threats.