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I'm currently researching DDoS attacks for an article I'm writing and apart from the obvious lack of availability of the target host and their services, is there anything else a DDoS can help accomplish?
I'm thinking things along the lines of a DDoS being the first step for a larger intrusion or compromise. Does it make it easier or assist an attacker in compromising the target. If so, how? Can you provide any attack vectors I can do further research on that depend on a DDoS or a simple explanation would be great.