Cyber attackers first target a computer system connected to the network. Once they succeed in compromising the computer, this allows them to infect other computers linked to the same network. The more computers they can infect, the more powerful DDoS attack they can launch. All these infected computers serve as a bot. They send a barrage of malicious traffic to the server from all the bots simultaneously to bring it down to its knees. As a result, it can not even entertain legitimate requests, which makes your website inaccessible. A DDoS protection service can block such an incident and ensure business continuity.