DDoS

A distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack is a malicious attempt to disrupt normal traffic of a targeted server, service or network by overwhelming the target or its surrounding infrastructure with a flood of Internet traffic. DDoS attacks achieve effectiveness by utilizing multiple compromised computer systems as sources of attack traffic.

FAQ

A distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack is when multiple entities are operating together to attack one target. DDoS attackers often leverage the use of a botnet—a group of hijacked internet-connected devices to carry out large scale attacks. Attackers take advantage of security vulnerabilities to control numerous devices using command and control software

A DoS (denial of service) attack is an attempt to make a computer resource unavailable for its intended users by a single attack entity

 

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DEFINITIONS

DNS Amplification attack is a type of distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack, where the attacker floods a website with so many fake DNS lookup requests that it eats up the network bandwidth until the site fails.

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ENTERTAINMENT

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QUOTES

"The DDoS attack market is changing, and new DDoS services appear to have replaced ones shut down by law enforcement agencies. As organizations implement basic countermeasures, attackers target them with long-lasting attacks. It is difficult to say if the number of attacks will continue to grow, but their complexity is...

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