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Five dastardly Distributed Denial of Service attacks

As DDoS becomes a favourite of everyone from script-kiddies to nation states, we look at five noteworthy attacks.


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While all Internet attacks obviously require a certain level of sophistication, in the world of cyberwarfare the Directed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack is one of the most simple: ping a target server with more requests than it can handle, so legitimate users can’t get through or the server crashes.

It can also be effective, which is why the DDoS has become a common form of cyberattack, now bring employed by countries as cyberware gains state-sponsorship.

This week, expertIP looks at some of the more high-profile DDoS attacks in cyberhistory.

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