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Distributed Denial of Service Attacks (DDoS)

In a distributed denial of service, or DDoS, attack a website is flooded with a high level of digital traffic from many computers distributed across the Internet. As a result, legitimate customers trying to use the site are crowded out.

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In recent years, banks have been targets of DDoS attacks, resulting in a slower than usual or delayed connection for customers logging in to banks' websites or making transactions online. In most cases, the purpose of the attack is simply to cause a disruption for the bank and its customers.

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