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ALSO CALLED: Distributed Denial of Service Attacks, Teardrop Attacks, Denial of Service Prevention, DOSA, Packet Monkey, Attacks, DDoS Attacks, DNS Attacks, Smurfing, Denial-of-service Attack, D o S Attacks, DoS Attacks, Smurf
DEFINITION: A distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack is one in which a multitude of compromised systems attack a single target, thereby causing denial of service for users of the targeted system. The flood of incoming messages to the target system essentially forces it to shut down, thereby denying service to the system to legitimate users.In a typical DDoS attack, a hacker (or, if you prefer, cracker) begins  … 
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DENIAL OF SERVICE ATTACKS DEFINITION (continued): …  by exploiting a vulnerability in one computer system and making it the DDoS master. It is from the master system that the intruder identifies and communicates with other systems that can be compromised. The intruder loads cracking tools available on the Internet on multiple -- sometimes thousands of -- compromised systems. With a single command, the intruder instructs the controlled machines to launch one of many flood attacks against a specified target. The inundation of packets to the target causes a denial of service. While the press tends to focus on the target of DDoS attacks as the victim, … 
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