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What is a DDoS?

A DDoS, or distributed denial of service, attack is a method used to deprive an internet resource of its ability to communicate with the outside world. They generally work by using a botnet, a collection of computers infected with malware, from around the world to send traffic to an internet resource. This fake traffic is then used to flood the resource, taking it offline for the duration of the attack or otherwise making it unavailable.

For more information, visit the DDoS page on Wikipedia.