Prolexic Infographic Details how to Safeguard Q4 e-Commerce Revenues from DDoS Attacks

November 19, 2013 (PRLEAP.COM) Technology News
Prolexic Technologies, the global leader in Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) protection services, today released a new DDoS infographic illustrating how retailers can protect their websites and safeguard revenues from cyber attacks this holiday season. The infographic can be viewed and downloaded at

According to Prolexic's quarterly global ddos attack reports, Q4 is typically one of the most active quarters for DDoS attacks. Because DDoS perpetrators attempt to cause the most financial damage and disruption, the number of cyber attacks directed against e-Commerce websites tends to peak during the critical Q4 sales period.

Prolexic's infographic highlights four key warning signs that can indicate an e-Commerce attack is imminent. It also provides these recommendations for retailers to follow to help maximize website availability during the holiday shopping season:

  • Closely monitor social media sites and blogs. Hackers love to brag about their exploits and sometimes announce which industry or company they plan to target next. In addition, inflammatory or controversial messages posted on your corporate websites and blogs could motivate hacktivist groups to target your website or you could even become the victim of a disgruntled employee or customer.
  • Don't ignore an extortion or blackmail attempt, even if you don't plan on paying the ransom. Alert IT and your DDoS mitigation service provider and take all threats seriously.
  • Learn how different types of DDoS threats can affect different elements of your network and implement a DDoS mitigation service that will protect all of them.
  • Keep up with trends in DDoS attack signatures and toolkits. Prolexic has a wealth of information and threat reports at

  • "The emergence of easy-to-use DDoS toolkits makes it simple for malicious actors to launch DDoS attacks using computers or even mobile apps," said Stuart Scholly, president at Prolexic. "This makes it urgent that in Q4, all online retailers take the threat of DDoS attack seriously."

    The infographic can be viewed and downloaded at

    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 protect your business, please visit, follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook, Google+, YouTube, and @Prolexic on Twitter.