Threat Actors Exploit Citrix Devices to Launch Amplified DDoS Attacks

DDoS Attacks

Desktop virtualization leader Citrix has been hit by a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack. Cyber attackers have found a way to bounce and amplify junk web traffic against the company’s ADC networking equipment to launch attacks.

The attacks were first discovered last week and were documented by Marco Hofmann, a German IT systems administrator. Hofmann tracked the issue to the Datagram Transport Layer Security (DTLS) interface on Citrix ADC devices.

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The issue is considered a threat for IT administrators, for costs and uptime-related issues rather than the security of their devices.

Citrix has promised address the issue and release a fix after the winter holidays, in mid-January 2021.

Read More: zdnet