Distributed Denial Of Service (DDoS) is a form of cyber attack which is done to make target online services unavailable to the users. The attack disrupts the normal traffic of a targeted server, network or service by overwhelming the target or its surrounding infrastructure. The attack makes the legitimate services inaccessible to the users and can result in the crash of the target server or its infrastructure.
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