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Virtual sit-in

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The purpose of a virtual sit-in is to attempt to generate so much traffic against a site that other users cannot reach it. The results of these attacks are similar to those of a DoS attack. In most cases however, these attacks do not involve sending false data to the target computer or system. Instead, they rely on large numbers of participants engaging in a coordinated attempt to access a single computer or system at the same time. The desired outcome of these attempts is to overload the system, preventing legitimate users from connecting.[1]

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  1. Report on the NS/EP Implications of Intrusion Detection Technology Research and Development, at 31.

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