DoS, DDoS and RDoS – what is the difference?

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month in the USA whereas in Europe, it is called European Cyber Security Month (ECSM). ERGO is also using this "Information Security Month" as an opportunity to further increase the security awareness of its employees. And for you, we bring you a series of useful articles in our "Cybersecurity" section, with which you too can further expand your understanding of threats and suitable prevention and defence measures.

Behind the three abbreviations

* DoS - Denial of Service,

* DDoS - Distributed Denial of Service and

* RDoS - Ransom-Denial-of-Service

conceal digital types of attack that may look very similar at first glance. And all three are extremely popular with cyber criminals to cause massive damage to victims. Thus, they all do not bode well for the targets involved, because all three are actions that are either carried out with a malicious ulterior motive or at least have a negative impact on the actual services. 

And yet, according to IT security service provider Link11, they are to be assessed "completely differently". You can read why here:

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