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  • initialism A Distributed Denial of Service attack; a DoS attack that originates from many different (geographically and network topographically) sources, on a network of networks such as the internet.


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  • - New Type of DDoS Attack: By monitoring a TOR, Imperva traced DDOS attacks to find that, unlike traditional botnets made up of infected PCs, the attacks were leveraging a botnet of infected servers, creating a stronger, more effective and lessdiscoverable attack.

    Aktuellste Pressemeldungen der PresseBox 2010

  • The rise in DDOS attacks over the past year underscore that bots -- whether compromised PCs of unwitting consumers and/or corporate users -- are an important tool in the shakedown of sites such as gambling sites, says Danny McPherson, chief research officer at Arbor Networks.

    Computer 'bots' now aimed at corporate PCs 2007

  • Also known as DDOS, such attacks are relatively unsophisticated tools of cyberwarfare that involve bombarding websites with data to disable them.

    Chinese State TV Alludes to U.S. Website Attacks Jeremy Page 2011

  • A DDOS is a simple hacking tool that swamps websites with data in order to disable them. Top headlines 2011

  • Thirteen minuts into the broadcast, the story shows footage of a computer screen as a user appears to open a hacking program known as a DDOS, or "distributed denial-of-service." Top headlines 2011

  • After a shutdown of zonakz. net's domestic servers that followed its posting of purported recordings and transcripts of senior Kazakh officials 'phone conversations, the site was registered abroad only to find access blocked by a new distributor-denial-of-service program known as DDOS-attak.

    Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty 2009

  • It seems that some US bloggers are also promoting these DDOS attacks (Nancy Scola at TechPresident) and a DC based political firm is actually participating in them, in a misguided (and illegal) attempt at digital activism (Evgeny Morozov at Foreign Policy).

    Global Voices in English » The Irony of Iran’s ‘Twitter Revolution’ 2009

  • Social networking sites like Twitter, Facebook and Delicious have also been used to organize DDOS attacks against government and pro-Ahmedinejad websites, including Ahmadinejad. ir (Noah Shachtman at Wired).

    Global Voices in English » The Irony of Iran’s ‘Twitter Revolution’ 2009

  • This beeing say DDOS attack is not useful unless you can maintain it for months.

    Flash-mobs on a global scale 2009

  • It came on the heels of a DDOS-induced outage at GoGrid that was launched Monday afternoon.

    UltraDNS Service Brought Down by DOS Attack 2009


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