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DDOS: Distributed Denial of Service Attack

Wikipedia defines the DoS as:
A denial-of-service attack (also, DoS attack) is an attack on a computer system or network that causes a loss of service to users, typically the loss of network connectivity and services by consuming the bandwidth of the victim network or overloading the computational resources of the victim system.

The 'pedia also gives details on how these attacks are perpetrated, why, and how you can survive them. The most common that we see are distributed, or "DDoS" attacks, usually against big websites, corporate networks, or other targets. For example: The White House, Microsoft, E*Trade & ZDNet and many more.

Curious about how a DDoS attack works? Try reading GRC's documentary of their DDoS Survival.

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