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SNMP Amplification (SAD) DDoS Threat Advisory

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The SNMP Amplification DDoS (SAD) attack saturates a target’s link with a stream of distributed UDP packets. The UDP protocol is not stateful and thus is unable to validate the IP addresses from the request origin. The attacker can distribute and increase the size of this DDoS attack.

As a community service, the Prolexic Security Engineering and Response Team (PLXsert) identifies DDoS threats and issues regular threat advisories. Get this DDoS threat report from Prolexic to learn how to protect your enterprise from a denial of service attack.

In this DDoS threat advisory, you will learn:

  • What makes the SAD attack dangerous
  • How to identify its unique attack signature
  • The SAD attack sequence
  • How to re-mediate and mitigate SAD attacks.

About Prolexic DDoS threat advisories

Designed to provide early warnings of new or modified DDoS denial of service attack signatures and scripts, DDoS threat advisories describe the:

  • Type of DDoS attack
  • DDoS attack signatures used
  • Infrastructure element(s) or application(s) that this DDoS attack targets.

In addition, PLXsert provides:

  • Insight into the nature of the denial of service attack
  • Warnings about how the attack could affect your business
  • DDoS threat remediation tips to help you recognize the new attack signatures and proactively defend against them.

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