Mid-2018 DDoS Attack Trends: Record-Breaking Attacks, Familiar Tricks, and Emerging Tactics

Mid-2018 DDoS Attack Trends: Record-Breaking Attacks, Familiar Tricks, and Emerging Tactics

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Research Code: 9B0F-00-5D-00-00
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As of mid-2018, attackers showed that they have no intentions of slowing their relentless development of new attack techniques, as evidenced by a re-discovered tactic of abusing open source protocols to create diffraction attacks that bypass static detection rules. This is a known but rare tactic that challenges traditional detection methods, and demands new product innovation. On the other hand, classic attack techniques helped to generate new record-breaking attacks in 2018, once again raising doubts about the fundamental stability of the internet.

This paper will analyze the latest developments in the realm of DDoS attacks, including emerging diffraction-based attacks and massive scale attacks. Beyond attack techniques, familiar and less-so, this insight also evaluates the implications of these attacks for vendors and their customers.

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Introduction

Attackers Add Diffraction Techniques to the Toolbox

New and Complementary Aspects of Diffraction Techniques

Diffraction Attacks Hint at Deep Rooted Problems

Memcached Attacks Affirm the Terabit per Second DDoS Era

Memcached Attacks Leverage Classic Amplification and Reflection Techniques

The Terabit-per-Second-DDoS Era Threatens the Internet

New Motives Emphasize Unpredictable Nature of DDoS Attacks

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As of mid-2018, attackers showed that they have no intentions of slowing their relentless development of new attack techniques, as evidenced by a re-discovered tactic of abusing open source protocols to create diffraction attacks that bypass static detection rules. This is a known but rare tactic that challenges traditional detection methods, and demands new product innovation. On the other hand, classic attack techniques helped to generate new record-breaking attacks in 2018, once again raising doubts about the fundamental stability of the internet. This paper will analyze the latest developments in the realm of DDoS attacks, including emerging diffraction-based attacks and massive scale attacks. Beyond attack techniques, familiar and less-so, this insight also evaluates the implications of these attacks for vendors and their customers.
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Author Chris Rodriguez
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