Definitions for "Denial of Service attack"
where a target system becomes overloaded by messages sent to it and it collapses.
A deliberate attempt to disable a network by flooding it with so many requests that traffic is slowed or completely interrupted. See also: ping and smurf attack
Also know as DoS, this condition results when a user maliciously renders an internet infomrmation server inoperable, thereby denying computer service to legitimate users.
Keywords:  theft, breach, loss, result, security
a type of security breach to a computer system that does not usually result in the theft of information or other security loss
an action that deprives the machine of needed resources
The prevention of authorised access to a system resource or the delaying of system operations and functions.
Any action that prevents any part of a network or host system from functioning in accordance with its intended purpose.