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DDOS stands for Distributed Denial Of Service
A DDOS is a form of computer attack in which the end goal is not access to the target, but rather to deny users from the service it offers. DDOS's are considered a rather unsophisticated attack, rather their simplicity is what makes them effective.
Types of Denial of Service Attacks
Denial of Service covers a number of attack types. TCP SYN floods, ICMP floods, and DNS overloads are all examples of DDOS attacks.
Use of a Denial of Service Attack
A Denial of Service attack is primarily used to prevent use of a service, typically shutting down a webpage. This can be used in other ways, such as blinding network monitoring software to a real attack. Denial of Service attacks are also less commonly used to provide the necessary traffic load for failover attacks