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DDoS

[ dee-daws, ‐dos; dee-dee-oh-es ]
/ ˈdiˈdɔs, ‐ˈdɒs; ˈdiˈdiˌoʊˈɛs /
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adjective
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.
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Origin of DDoS

1995–2000; D(istributed)D(enial)o(f)S(ervice)

Words nearby DDoS

dd, DDAVP, D-day, ddC, ddI, DDoS, DDR, DDS, D.D.Sc., DDT, de
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British Dictionary definitions for DDoS

DDoS

abbreviation for
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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