What is a DDoS attack?

A Distributed Denial of Service attack is when someone attempts to bombard a target server with so many external communication requests that it floods the system and overloads it to such an extent that it can no longer function. This means that any content that is hosted on the website is unavailable for the duration of the attack. Put simply, it can be likened to everyone trying to withdraw their funds from a bank all at once. There are simply not enough resources to accommodate all the people at one time, because the expected usage is that not everyone will show up at once; and when they do, the system cannot cope.
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