Medexpressrx.com was, and still is one of the leading pharmacies online despite the developments in the last few days. The last few days saw a relentless attack on its servers with the purpose of destabilizing it from the number one position that it enjoyed on all major search engines world over. Up on further analysis it was deduced that the origin of attack came from a different country. The perpetrators of this attack might be the competitor sites or perhaps the doing of some hacker groups; these facts are yet to be investigated up on however the nature of the attack and its origin has been deduced.
Medexpressrx.com underwent a DDoS attack (explained at the end of this post) due to which there was an exponential surge in the traffic to their servers forcing its servers to become unresponsive to genuine customers. The proactive security experts at medexpressrx.com immediately started the mitigation process and neutralized the HTTP DDoS attack within 7 hrs. However as the attack remained persistent the mitigating firewall did made medexpressrx.com unavailable in certain areas.
The reason why any competitor would take such an action against this site is evident by the fact that due to its quality of products, impeccable service records, best offered price and sincere customer service it held on to the top position of online pharmacies for an enviable period of time. If anything this attack will only make them more resolute to make sure that anyone anywhere can order and get cost effective generic drugs to treat their medical issues, no matter what it is.
Technical Explanation of DDoS: It is known as distributed denial of service on a system and is one way to deny the users the services of that system. There is a flood of messages to the system that causes it to overload and eventually shut down. DDoS has been identified by major companies as the worst threat to businesses ahead of worms and even viruses.