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DOS and DDOS Attacks: Theory

In this video, you will learn about denial of service (DOS) attacks and distributed denial of service (DDOS) attacks.

In this video, you will learn about denial of service (DOS) attacks and distributed denial of service (DDOS) attacks.

DOS attacks refer to cyber-attacks where the attacker tries to disrupt services so that a computer or network becomes unavailable. DDOS attacks are similar, but they are on a larger scale: in these, several computers are used to initiate a coordinated attack.

Reflect and share: This video has explained the different ways these attacks can be conducted, and the damage caused by these attacks. This was illustrated in the news items shared in the video. Try to see if you can remember any other news items you have ever heard about that related to DDOS attacks. Share your comments in the section below.

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