How to: Understand distributed denial of service (DDOS)


In a distributed denial of serviceĀ (DDOS) attack, the attacker can remotely take control of many other computers and start launching timed attacks. DDOS can hold multiple systems hostage and stage timed traffic floods, ceasing network capacity repeatedly over time.

The solution is the same for a denial of serviceĀ (DOS) attack, as well as instituting a filter to smooth out the traffic spikes from the unwanted sources.