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Old 03-30-2013, 07:18 AM   #1
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US-CERT Alert TA13-088A: DNS Amplification Attacks

National Cyber Awareness System
TA13-088A: DNS Amplification Attacks

Original release date: March 29, 2013

Systems Affected

* Domain Name System (DNS) servers


A Domain Name Server (DNS) Amplification attack is a popular form of
Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) that relies on the use of
publically accessible open recursive DNS servers to overwhelm a victim
system with DNS response traffic.
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