What is a DDOS? Explaining it to your grandmother

After Friday’s internet attack, I had to explain what a DDOS (Distributed Denial of Service) attack was to my mother. She’s not so good with computers which is why her computer is a Chromebook. Here’s what I came up with:

Imagine I ring your doorbell and then run around the corner. You answer the door, but nobody is there. I do this every hour for six hours. Annoying right? Now imagine I recruit 100 people to do the same thing. Now your doorbell is ringing every 30 seconds. Eek! That’s a DDOS.

What do you think? Good analogy?

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