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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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A year after a wave of denial-of-service attacks knocked out major websites around the world, millions of unsecured printers, network gear and webcams remain undefended against attack across major European cities, a report published on Tuesday said.
said its server infrastructure was hit by distributed denial-of-service attacks, which work by overwhelming targeted machines with junk data traffic.
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Summary: Arbor Networks, the security division of NETSCOUT, has announced its participation at GITEX 2015, where it will discuss the global distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack landscape and showcasing its market-leading solutions for DDoS defense.
The clarification from the bank came after several commercial banks in Finland have been the target of denial-of-service attacks in recent days.
Denial-of-service attacks, in which malicious actors use massive volumes of network traffic to overwhelm the resources of a targeted network or site domain, are increasing in frequency.
F5 Networks has announced the expansion of its solutions protecting against Internet-based distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks that impact networks, data centers, and applications.
The threat made by Anonymous, which has carried out denial-of-service attacks on multinational corporations such as PayPal, MasterCard, Visa, and Sony in the past, states that they are planning to attack petrochemical companies in protest at the US dollar being used as the currency to buy and sell oil.
London, Apr 20 ( ANI ): Social news and entertainment website Reddit has suffered a massive distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack.
Spamhaus, a site responsible for keeping ads for counterfeit Viagra and bogus weight-loss pills out of the world's inboxes, said it had been buffeted by the monster denial-of-service attack, apparently from groups angry at being blacklisted by the Swiss-British group.
The Commission adds that Woori Bank successfully fended off a suspected denial-of-service attack.
financial institutions' websites were victims of denial-of-service attacks.