A Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack is a low-level volumetric attack, designed to overwhelm the server by the number of requests being made. There are a wide range of different attacks that can be made to achieve this objective, all of which aim to exploit weaknesses in networking protocols.
To mitigate this, there are well-established, dedicated DDoS management tools and services that can be put in place to minimize risk from a DDoS attack.
A variation on this called application DDoS aims to make large numbers of requests for certain, known pressure points within systems, with the intention of bringing the system to its knees.
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