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  • initialism Alternative spelling of DDOS.

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Examples

  • "DDoS" is short for "distributed denial of service," in which users employ hundreds or thousands of computers to hit a site with enough spurious requests that it crumples under the load. 4chan's users have been behind more than a few DDoS attacks themselves, such as when they knocked the sites of the Motion Picture Association of America and the Recording Industry Association of America offline in September.

    4chan knocked offline by denial-of-service attack

  • Spend Saturday soaking up the totally awesome graphics on the Stealth bomber flight simulators, and then obliterate most of Utah, sco. com name servers and all, on Sunday morning hours before the DDoS is due to hit Slashdot.

    Mydoom worm shuts SCO Group down

  • Distributed Denial of Service attacks, known as DDoS for short, were responsible for helping Anonymous bring down the websites of

    The Full Feed from HuffingtonPost.com

  • Recently, he has claimed in international press that The Pirate Bay operators and Peter Sunde are engaging in criminal so-called DDoS attacks against the web site of Stichting BREIN.

    The Pirate Bay - Blog

  • The actions so far have been essentially attacks by volume, known as DDoS or distributed denial of service, in which the target site is hit with massively increased numbers of visitors with the intention of exceeding its capabilities and forcing it to crash.

    Telegraph.co.uk - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • That's called a DDoS attack, short for distributed denial-of-service -- and it's hard for most websites to defend against.

    Why 'Anonymous' failed to take down Amazon over WikiLeaks - Dec. 9, 2010

  • Arguably, a DDoS is the online equivalent of blocking people from breaking through the picket line to shop.

    Boing Boing

  • "With the increase of violence in Iran due to the recently held election, it was just a matter of time when we will see some hacktivism," wrote Bojan Zdrnja at the SANS Internet Storm Center, describing what are known as DDoS or distributed denial of service attacks.

    Internet News

  • The infected computers were subsequently used in a so-called DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) attack against the website titled dollarcardmarketing. com.

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  • Recently, he has claimed in international press that The Pirate Bay operators and Peter Sunde are engaging in criminal so-called DDoS attacks against the web site of Stichting BREIN.

    The Pirate Bay - Blog

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