Interest in gaming and gambling websites has tripled over the past decade. Experts estimate that the gaming industry in 2015 is now worth $45 billion dollars.
Because gaming sites continue to grow at impressive rates, they have become the prime targets for aggressive DDoS (distributed denial of service) and cyber attacks, and threats from hackers. Recently, for example, Blizzard’s MMORPG World of Warcraft was the victim of not one but two DDoS attacks in the past year alone.
When it comes to online security and availability, gaming companies are easy targets for crippling cyber attacks because their sites are built on proprietary, non-HTTPS unsecured technology. Sometime all it takes is a little lag time and service outage to send irate gamers to social media and messaging boards.
The stakes for gaming companies are too high to not invest in some form of security for your site. Find out how you can keep your website up and your gaming community happy.
- The ever-present DDoS threat
- Who is behind DDoS attacks
- What makes online gaming servers vulnerable
- Strategies to combat DDoS attacks
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