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MEMCACHED REFLECTION ATTACKS: A NEW ERA FOR DDoS

White Paper Published By: Akamai Technologies
Akamai Technologies
Published:  Dec 05, 2018
Type:  White Paper
Length:  2 pages

DDoS attack size doubled in early 2018 after attackers discovered and employed a new, massive DDoS reflection and amplification method with the potential to multiply their attack resources by a factor of 500K. The attack vector, called memcached UDP reflection, uses resources freely exposed on the internet no malware or botnet required.

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