DNS Amplification Attack

DNS (Domain Name System) Amplification is a form of reflection based DDoS attack, in which a hacker spoofs the look-up requests to spoof the DNS servers to hide the source of an exploit and also to direct the response to the target. The attack exploits the disparity in the bandwidth consumption between the hacker and the targeted web resource. The hacker leverages the functionality of DNS resolvers to flood the victim with malicious traffic in this attack. The attack can also crash the victim infrastructure.

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