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DDoS

[dee-daws, ‐dos; dee-dee-oh-es] /ˈdiˈdɔs, ‐ˈdɒs; ˈdiˈdiˌoʊˈɛs/
adjective
1.
pertaining to or being an incident in which a network of computers floods an online resource with high levels of unwanted traffic so that it is inaccessible to legitimate service requests:
a DDoS attack.
Origin of DDoS
1995-2000
1995-2000;D(istributed) D(enial) o(f) S(ervice)
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DDoS

abbreviation
1.
distributed denial of service: a method of attacking a computer system by flooding it with so many messages that it is obliged to shut down
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