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Distributed Denial of Service | Defintion and Meaning

Last modified on Wednesday, May 8, 2024

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Defining Distributed Denial of Service

A Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) is a type of cyber attack that involves the use of a large number of connected computers or devices such as a botnet to send massive amounts of traffic to a targeted server or network. The goal of a DDoS attack is to overwhelm the targeted server or network with requests, resulting in a denial of service for legitimate users. DDoS attacks can be used to target websites, applications, and services, and are often used to launch malicious activities such as data theft, extortion, and disruption of services.

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