What is a DoS / DDoS Attack?

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Well this has been running around alot now so i decided to make a thread explaining what do they mean and what are they supposed to do since people start wondering now after this "BlackBird DDoS Attack" thing. So here it goes.

DoS attack:
-Short for Denial-of-Service attack, a type of attack on a network that is designed to bring the network to its knees by flooding it with useless traffic. Many DoS attacks, such as the Ping of Death and Teardrop attacks, exploit limitations in the TCP/IP protocols. For all known DoS attacks, there are software fixes that system administrators can install to limit the damage caused by the attacks. But, like viruses, new DoS attacks are constantly being dreamed up by hackers.

DDoS attack:
-Short for Distributed Denial of Service, it is an attack where multiple compromised systems (which are usually infected with a Trojan) are used to target a single system causing a Denial of Service (DoS) attack. Victims of a DDoS attack consist of both the end targeted system and all systems maliciously used and controlled by the hacker in the distributed attack.

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IN order words ddos just means cutting off someone's access to internet for a while.

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So you copy and paste this but don't give the source?

Plagiarism yo

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IN order words ddos just means cutting off someone's access to internet for a while.

Yeah basically disconnecting.

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I never saw this term used by glitchers on MGO before Anonymous attacked Sony. Ever since they took PSN down, DDoS has been used everywhere now.

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So you copy and paste this but don't give the source?

You shouldn't need a 'source' just google it but type wiki or whatnot at the end of the search and you will find it!


I never saw this term used by glitchers on MGO before Anonymous attacked Sony. Ever since they took PSN down, DDoS has been used everywhere now.

DoS and DDoS has been used before that when Microsoft got attacked back in 2007. When Dos, DDoS was first out you would have to use the CMD the old way but now they made all this software shit!

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