The latest about Layer 7 DDoS attacks


It’s been a while since we posted anything, and this is not because we went silent, but rather because we were and still are very busy on a day-to-day basis. Whilst handling all the security attacks, ddos attacks and more; we are also introducing new product like our latest Linux VPS range, Office 365 and more to come.

Our team is relatively small at the moment, so we cannot really make regular posts and articles but we do try and do as much as possible and time permits. Today’s post is just a small informational post regarding our Cloud Web Host.

Here at LGHOST we currently host quite a few important websites, websites that are under attack 24/7 and they have tried many online services before. Most of them could not afford the major charges for DDoS mitigation, and most of them do not feel comfortable in paying extra for things like “rate limiting”.

This is just a few of the reasons why people choose to host their website with us, because we offer things like: unlimited bandwidth, unlimited attacks filtered, and more; all under a very convenient fixed and simple pricing.

But do we talk a lot and don’t actually do anything ? Or do we actually protect websites attacked 24/7 ? That is the question…

One a day-to-day basis, this is the average data for a website under stress:

*Due to privacy reasons and security, we cannot disclose which website this data belongs to.

As you can see, there is a lot going on and this is not just regular traffic. These are a lot of botnets setup to do many, many HTTP requests to try and bring down the website to it’s knees. And most of them can achieve this thanks to the “evolution” of DDoS attacks, HTTP requests are more and more legit making it very hard to filter and find out who is actually a human visitor or a machine.

However, they have no chance to do that thanks to our techniques described on our previous post. Normally other companies would charge a lot to mitigate such attacks, and even limit the bandwidth so they can charge more for “extra” bandwidth, or even worse some companies will shutdown your website so they will not affect others.

Would it be time to move your website to our hosting ?

– We will let you answer that.

Until next time!