Iyengar, et al. 2014 (†637)Iyengar, N. Ch. S. N., Arindam Banerjee, and Gopinath Ganapathy. "A Fuzzy Logic Based Defense Mechanism Against Distributed Denial of Service Attack in Cloud Computing Environment" International Journal of Communication Networks and Information Security 6:3 (December 2014), p.233-245.
- denial of service (p.233): Denial of service (DoS) and distributed denial of service (DDoS) are two web based attacks aiming to make critical resource unavailable to legitimate users. DDoS, which is an amplified and advanced form of DoS, is the security breach that targets the remote data centers running important services and floods the servers with huge amount of packets that is unbearable to the victim server causing unavailability of services to legitimate users. DDoS is a tempting way to attack the [cloud] service providers due to the wide spread availability of attack tool and simplicity of the attack strategy. (†1439)