This paper defines what a Denial of Service including Distributed Denial of Service attacks are, how they function, as well as news about current hactivistís using Denial of Service attacks as their means of attack. A Denial of Service demonstration will be shown and the effects it has on the victim computer. There will be two phases first a creation of a Virtual Network and then a denial of service attack on a XP host using Backtrack and Metasploit. Then the last section will list what should be included in an incident response plan.
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