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DDOS - Distributed Denial of Service

Reference Number: AA-04977 Created: 2013-08-18 21:21 Last Updated: 2013-08-18 21:21 0 Rating/ Voters

In computing, a denial-of-service attack (DoS attack) or distributed denial-of-service attack (DDoS attack) is an attempt to make a machine or network resource unavailable to its intended users. Although the means to carry out, motives for, and targets of a DoS attack may vary, it generally consists of efforts to temporarily or indefinitely interrupt or suspend services of a host connected to the Internet.

A DDOS (Distributed Denial of Service), is a type of DOS attack where multiple compromised systems -- which are usually infected with botnet-- are used to target a single system causing a Denial of Service (DoS) attack. The victims of a DDoS attack consist of both the end targeted system and all systems maliciously used and controlled by the hacker in the distributed attack.

Any DDOS attack, be they inbound - you are being attacked, or outbound - you are the attacker, are a direct violation of our Accepted Use Policy. Each occurence will cause a 24-hour suspension of the VPS through a null-route. Any further occurrence would be subject to review and could lead the account being terminated.



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