denial-of-service attack

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denial-of-service attack

n. Computers
A malicious attack on a network resource that prevents legitimate users from accessing the resource, typically implemented by initiating an overwhelming number of spurious requests for service. Also called DoS attack.
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The contracts are to create technology to defend against large and sophisticated Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks.
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This was a Denial of Service (DoS) attack, which issues a flood of packets to overwhelm network resources and slow down (or take down) whole systems.
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