Distributed Denial-of-Service (DDoS) Attack
A Distributed Denial-of-Service (DDoS) attack is a malicious network offensive conducted by multiple systems against a target, similar to a Denial-of-Service (DoS) attack. During a DDoS attack, attackers employ traffic from diverse sources to flood a targeted machine or service with an excessive number of requests, causing it to become inaccessible. The sheer number of traffic sources involved in DDoS attacks makes it considerably more arduous to combat them compared to traditional Denial-of-Service (DoS) attacks. The multitude of traffic sources involved complicates the process of identifying and mitigating the attack, intensifying the challenge faced by defenders.