[ dee-daws, ‐dos; dee-dee-oh-es ]
/ ˈdiˈdɔs, ‐ˈdɒs; ˈdiˈdiˌoʊˈɛs /
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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
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How to use DDoS in a sentence
This attack, coming just days after the PlayStation DDoS, was certainly an eye-opener.The Attack on the Hidden Internet|Marc Rogers|December 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Kamphuis said he himself had nothing to do with DDoS attacks.Yeah, We Broke the Internet: The Inside Story of the Biggest Attack Ever|Eli Lake|March 28, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The tactic used against the Israeli websites is known as a DDOS attack.Who Is Behind Cyberattacks on Israel’s Airline and Banks?|Eli Lake|January 18, 2012|DAILY BEAST
British Dictionary definitions for DDoS
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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