Scale-free networks resistant to intentional attacks

@article{Gallos2007ScalefreeNR,
  title={Scale-free networks resistant to intentional attacks},
  author={Lazaros K. Gallos and Panos Argyrakis},
  journal={EPL},
  year={2007},
  volume={80},
  pages={58002}
}
We study the detailed mechanism of the failure of scale-free networks under intentional attacks. Although it is generally accepted that such networks are very sensitive to targeted attacks, we show that for a particular type of structure such networks surprisingly remain very robust even under removal of a large fraction of their nodes, which in some cases can be up to 70%. The degree distribution P(k) of these structures is such that for small values of the degree k the distribution is… Expand

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