March 29, 2013 DENIAL OF SERVICE (DOS)

Analysis: How and why denial-of-service attacks persist

A distributed denial-of-service, or DDos, attack has long been a way to make a political statement or commit extortion against the owners and operators of a public-facing website.

Such an attack makes a website inaccessible to the intended users, usually by inundating the targeted websites with nuisance data exchanges. (Read more)