Author: Matthew Watts

What Is a DDoS Attack?

Matthew Watts September 23, 2015 by under Disaster Recovery 0 Comments
Target Audience

This article is aimed at non-expert computer users (without a background in network or systems administration).

Introduction

DDoS stands for “Distributed Denial of Service” and, naturally enough, is a type of Denial of Service (DoS) attack. The basic aim of a DoS attack is to render a virtual private server, PC or network resource inaccessible or unusable–denying service to anyone trying to access it. It is a malicious attack designed to cause maximum inconvenience.

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