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Cybersecurity terms - DDoS

Updated: Mar 23

A distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack is a type of cybercrime campaign that aims to inundate a computer system with multiple ongoing requests for data so that the service is disrupted and becomes unresponsive.

There are three main types of DDoS

  1. Volume based - where large amounts of network traffic are used to overwhelm a server or website.

  2. Application layer - where large amounts of requests flood applications.

  3. Network layer - where large amounts of packets are sent to network infrastructure. This type of DDoS incudes SMurf DDoS and SYN floods.


Written by A. Turner

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