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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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WEBCAST: This webcast highlights the need for durable network security, especially in the age of conniving hackers.
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WEBCAST: This webcast looks at threats to web applications and properties and gives tips on how organizations can secure web application properties.
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WEBCAST: This webinar discusses the recent trends in WAN security, new and upcoming threats, and best practices for making well-informed WAN security decisions for your enterprise.
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This Month in the Threat Webscape -- August 2009
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VIDEO: The Websense Security Labs Team provides a review of threats occurring during the month of August 2009. Highlighted is the massive DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) attack on Twitter, Google Blogger, LiveJournal, and Facebook centered around 1 person: Cyxymu, a pro-Georgia blogger who is an active critic of Moscow's politics.
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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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