denial-of-service attack

Lessons From the WikiLeaks DDoS Attacks

By Alex RothackerDenial of Service (DoS) attacks are a common method used to take down Websites, servers, or even sections of the Internet. These attacks typically come in two forms: Distributed DoS (DDos) and DoS attacks. DDoS create a flood of traffic to a Website, server, or section of the internet that overwhelms it to a degree that it cannot function and eventually shuts down.  Regular DoS exploits a vulnerability in a Web server, database server, etc. to crash the server.

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