DDoS (distributed denial of service)
Distributed denial-of-service attacks are ones in which the hacker plants malicious code on numerous, scattered and usually unwitting, servers.
Those servers, known as zombies then flood a single IP address with packets so it is driven offline, unable to handle the volume.
Also see reflective DDoS attack.
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