This video is part of a collection of educational videos that discuss DNS, message management, and Internet Intelligence from a general point of view and do not directly discuss Dyn’s products.

DDoS attacks may be the most well known type of attack that can be done to websites. Recently, many organizations have been attacked resulting in their websites going down for hours or days. You may be familiar with the term, but do you know exactly what happens during a DDoS attack? Or better yet, how a DDoS attack could affect your own website? In this DynEdu video, Dyn’s Principal Architect, Andrew Sullivan, explains the basics of a DDoS attack in less than two and a half minutes.