Published March 19, 2013
The Domain Name System (DNS) is a critical component of Internet functionality, but cyber criminals are forcing DNS servers to participate in distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks targeting a vast array of industries. Learn about how the DNS process works, the methods of a DNS reflection and amplification attack and ways to lessen the risk of a DDoS attack.’’
The DNS Distributed Reflection Denial of Service (DrDoS) technique relies on the exploitation of the DNS Internet protocol:
This method of DDoS attack is disruptive to both the victim DNS servers and the primary target, magnifying the efforts of the attacker.