[ dee-daws, ‐dos; dee-dee-oh-es ]
/ ˈdiˈdɔs, ‐ˈdɒs; ˈdiˈdiˌoʊˈɛs /


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;D(istributed) D(enial) o(f) S(ervice)
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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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