Results for reflected ddos

Threat Research

Patented Firmware Repels Large-Scale DDoS attacks on DNS Services

DNS-Related DDoS Attacks Are on the Rise Domain Name System (DNS)-related distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks are on the rise because hacktivists and cyberterrorists are finding it easy to use botnets to stage large volumetric reflection and amplification of queries DDoS attacks to overwhelm servers. When these attacks succeed, Internet services are not available—as we saw on New Year’s Eve 2015, when BBC.com experienced a large-scale DDoS attack. Whether the target is an enterprise, organization, or hosted services provider,...

By Hemant JainMarch 30, 2016

Threat Research

10 Simple Ways to Mitigate DNS Based DDoS Attacks

UDP floods are used frequently for larger bandwidth DDoS attacks because they are connectionless and it is easy to generate UDP packets using scripts.  DNS uses UDP primarily and under some circumstances uses TCP. Because of the usage of UDP protocol, which is connection-less and can be spoofed easily, DNS protocol is extremely popular as a DDoS tool.  Since DNS is a critically important protocol upon which the Internet is based, its availability is of utmost importance. To deny the availability, a malicious attacker sends spoofed...

By Hemant JainMarch 10, 2016