Memcache Scanner Interactions

On the 5th March 2018 the worlds biggest DDOS attack was reported against a US based service provider. The DDos had a bandwidth of 1.7Tbps and was achieved using mis-configured Memcache servers. Memcached is a Linux daemon which caches data called from databases and allows subsequent database lookups to be pulled from the cache rather…

NTP Amplification Discovery

Introduction NTP amplification attacks are a form of DDOS which use NTP servers to turn small requests into large responses which can be directed to the victims computer. NTP amplification makes use of the MONLIST command. The MONLIST command directs the NTP server to respond with the last 600 IP addresses which used the server….