Threat actors Attack DDoS to Abuse Network Middleboxes

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Threat actors who specialize in distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks have started abusing the network middle-boxes for reflection and amplification.

The use of non-standard network boxes and DDoS demonstration research programs was described last year by a team of researchers at the University of Maryland and the University of Colorado Boulder.

In their paper, researchers have suggested that infrastructure could be exploited to achieve DDoS growth rates of up to 700,000: 1. In addition, they have shown that fire walls and barrier systems installed in non-inspected nation-states could be weaponized.

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