DrDoS White Paper Series
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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