How to check and stop if DDoS attack is going on.

Distributed denial-of-service attacks
In a distributed attack, the attacking computers are often personal computers
with broadband connections to the Internet that have been compromised by viruses
or Trojan horse programs. These allow the perpetrator to remotely control machines
to direct the attack, and such an array of computers is called a botnet. With
enough such slave or zombie hosts, the services of even the largest and most well-connected
websites can be disrupted.

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