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DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service)


Term
DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service)

Abbreviation
DDoS

Definition
A DoS (Denial-of-Service) attack is an attempt to make a machine or network resource unavailable to its intended users, such as to temporarily or indefinitely interrupt or suspend services of a host connected to the Internet. A DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) is where the attack source is more than one and often thousands of unique Internet Protocol (IP) addresses.

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