Prolexic Shares DDoS Infographic to Highlight Gaming Websites in Denial of Service Attacks

October 25, 2013 (PRLEAP.COM) Technology News
Prolexic Technologies, the global leader in Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) protection services, today shared a DDoS infographic that highlights the problem of attackers leveraging vulnerable multi-player gaming servers in reflection and amplification (DrDoS) attacks. Gaming websites are often targeted by DDoS attackers or hijacked for use in DrDoS attacks against other businesses.

Each day more than a hundred million people play an online video game, but the gaming servers they use are often insecure and misconfigured, making the servers easy-to-use by criminals and hackers to launch powerful denial of service attacks, including DrDoS attacks.

For more details, the full infographic, Target acquired: Gaming website, is available at To learn more about about the prominence of denial of service attacks involving online gaming communities and the repercussions of DrDoS attacks to online gaming infrastructures, read the white paper, An Analysis of DrDoS and DDoS Attacks Involving the Multiplayer Video Gaming Community.

About Prolexic

Prolexic is the world's largest, most trusted Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) mitigation provider. Able to absorb the largest and most complex attacks ever launched, Prolexic restores mission-critical Internet-facing infrastructures for global enterprises and government agencies within minutes. Ten of the world's largest banks and the leading companies in e-Commerce, SaaS, payment processing, travel/hospitality, gaming, energy and other at-risk industries rely on Prolexic to protect their businesses. Founded in 2003 as the world's first in-the-cloud DDoS mitigation platform, Prolexic is headquartered in Hollywood, Florida, and has scrubbing centers located in the Americas, Europe and Asia. To learn more about how Prolexic can stop DDoS attacks and pro¬tect your business, please visit, follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook, Google+, YouTube, and @Prolexic on Twitter.