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How South Africa will fight DDoS attacks in 2020

Internet service providers in South Africa have been targeted with an unusually high number of Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks in recent months.

These attacks caused major Internet outages across multiple ISPs, with the worst-affected including Cool Ideas, Afrihost, and Axxess.

A DDoS attack is a flood of garbage Internet traffic sent to servers, routers, and other computers on a network with the aim of making it impossible to communicate with them.

Under ordinary circumstances,…

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