DrDoS White Paper Series

Get the first white paper in our DrDoS series: DNS Reflection Attacks

First white paper in the DrDoS Attacks series: DNS Reflection

New! Domain name (DNS) servers can be compelled by cyber criminals to participate in cyber attacks. This white paper explains what ISPs and IT administrators need to know about this kind of distributed reflection and amplification (DrDoS) attack.

Prolexic has observed many distributed reflection and amplification (DrDoS) attacks targeting a vast array of industries. An analysis of these domain name server (DNS) reflection DrDoS attack cases are included in this white paper.

In it you will learn about this type of DrDoS attack:

  • How DNS enables users to type in domain names instead of numeric URLs

  • Why the protocol contributes to the problem of DrDoS attacks

  • Which DNS extensions are most likely to be exploited

  • What a DNS reflection attack looks like to an administrator

  • Server misconfigurations that can lead to a DNS server being used to attack

  • What the internet community can do to lower the risk to DNS servers and cyber attack targets

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