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“Flood” is the generic term for a denial-of-service (DoS) attack in which the attacker attempts to constantly send traffic (often high volume of traffic) to a target server in an attempt to prevent legitimate users from accessing it by consuming its resources. Types of floods include (but are not limited to): HTTP floods, ICMP floods, SYN floods, and UDP floods.


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