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What is a DOS Attack?
A DOS or Denial Of Service attack is any action that is taken in order to disrupt or effectively disable a network. They are usually directed towards a datacentre, and no datacentre is immune to them.

Denial of service attacks are usually generated by many computers, that send out a ping (ICMP packet) flood to the network that they are attacking. These computers have been exploited by either a worm/virus email or the compter has been hacked while the computers user was connected to the interent. This flood saturates the network connection and brings the network to a slowdown and can even cause a complete outage.

The exploit programs basically install themselves onto hundreds of machines and then launch the attack onto the chosen network at any given time.

It is almost imposible to control these attacks, with hundreds, and in some cases thousands of machines launching ping floods at the network.

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