A Denial of Service attack is a hacking technique to take down a site or server by flooding that site or server with a lot of traffic that the server is unable to process all the requests in real-time and finally crashes down.
Basically DOS or DDOS (Distributed Denial of service attack is used to slow down the website or network. In this type of attack hacker of attacker use different systems and interconnect them to perform an attack, this interconnection process is called Daisy chain, or Botnet (Bot Network) after the hacker sends millions of request continuously to the website on which he wants to slow down using all of that systems, after getting continuously flooding request, that website is will be slow down.
There are names of some tools are used for DOS/ DDOS attacks-
- SolarWinds Security Event Manager (SEM)
- Tor’s Hammer.