FBI Alerts to Rise in DDoS Attacks Via Exploited Built-In Network Protocols


Jessica Davis

The FBI is warning private sector organizations of an increase of threat actors exploiting built-in network protocols to amplify distributed-denial-of-service (DDoS) cyberattacks using limited resources, which can lead to significant disruptions in operations and impact services.

In-network protocols are used to reduce operational overhead of operational systems and other daily system functions. However, cybercriminals are actively exploiting these protocols to make their DDoS much more impactful and destructive on the targeted networks.

“A DDoS amplification attack occurs...

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