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A Denial of Services attack is geared toward disabling a website's server. Multiple requests are sent to the server at a speed in which the server just can't cope with it all. It crashes because it is busy trying to service the requests. It is usually initiated by thousands of "zombie" computers. The hacker sends out the command for all of the computers to send the request at the same time.
Microsoft, Yahoo, CNN, NASA and nearly all the big boys have been the victims of DOS attacks.
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