- A distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack is a malicious attempt to disrupt a targeted server's, service's, or network's normal traffic by flooding the target or its surrounding infrastructure with Internet traffic.
- DDoS assaults are effective because they use numerous compromised computer systems as attack traffic sources. Computers and other networked resources, such as IoT devices, are examples of exploited machinery.
- A DDoS assault is analogous to an unanticipated traffic congestion obstructing the roadway, preventing ordinary traffic from reaching its destination.
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