What Exactly is a DDoS Attack and How Does it Happen?

You often hear about DDoS attacks happening on the news. A distributed-denial of service attack ruined the holidays for many online gamers, as both PSN and Xbox Live were brought down.

While you hear about them all the time, do you really know how they work? Do you know what a DDoS attack does? Personally, I had no idea until I read the infographic below.

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