Definition & Meaning of "DDOS"

What does ddos mean? View the definition of ddos and all related slang terms containing ddos below:

ddos :
Distributed Denial of Service

Usage of DDOS

Distributed Denial of Service (DDOS) is a type of cyberattack that aims to disrupt the regular functioning of a website or an online service. This is done by flooding the targeted website or service with a large number of requests from multiple sources, overwhelming the system and preventing legitimate requests from being processed. DDOS attacks are often carried out using botnets, which are networks of compromised computers that can be controlled remotely by the attacker. These attacks can cause significant damage to businesses and organizations, resulting in lost revenue, damaged reputation, and even legal consequences.

Example 1 (Examples of DDOS used in texting):
Person A: "Did you hear about the DDOS attack on the bank's website?"
Person B: "No, what happened?"
Person A: "Hackers flooded the site with traffic and brought it down for several hours."

Example 2 (Examples of DDOS used in texting):
Person A: "I think our website is under attack. The traffic has spiked like crazy."
Person B: "Sounds like a DDOS. We should contact our hosting provider ASAP."

Example 3 (Examples of DDOS used in texting):
Person A: "I can't access my email. It keeps saying 'service unavailable'."
Person B: "Could be a DDOS attack. Check if others are having the same issue."

Slang Terms & Acronyms containing "ddos"

ddos :
Distributed Denial of Service

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