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Website DDOS attack

Hi all,

Sorry if this question has been asked previously, I wanted to find out a bit about how ddos attack works on a website, I often get alerts from my hosting and wordpress software that a domain is is being attacked.

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Re: Website DDOS attack

When I 'Google' it on the Consumer side of the Equation, McAfee Web Advisor lists it as 'Unverified'? Quite possibly you may need to submit it for a review.

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Re: Website DDOS attack

To explain it best ask Google:

DDoS is short for Distributed Denial of Service. DDoS is a type of DOS attack where multiple compromised systems, which are often infected with a Trojan, are used to target a single system causing a Denial of Service (DoS) attack.

Or Wikipedia:

Denial-of-service attack - Wikipedia

You should really be asking your hosting company and/or Wordpress for a better explanation and how to avoid it.  The consumer products aren't designed to protect websites.

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