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DDoS attacks using SNMP amplification on the rise

Lucian Constantin | May 26, 2014
After using open DNS and NTP servers for DDoS amplification, attackers are also abusing the SNMP protocol.

It's important for network owners to lock down services that can be used for DDoS reflection and amplification like DNS, SNMP, NTP and voice over IP. This "is part of being a good citizen of the Internet," said Tom Cross, director of security research for network security and performance monitoring vendor Lancope, via email.

 

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