Definition Day: Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) Attack

NinaBlog_DefinitionDay_LinkedInsizeIn computing, a denial-of-service (DoS) 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 distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) is where the attack source is more than one, and often thousands of, unique IP addresses.