DDoS reflection attacks are back — and this time, it’s personal
At the start of 2014, attackers’ favorite distributed denial of service attack strategy was to send messages to misconfigured servers with a spoofed return address – the servers would keep trying to reply to those messages, allowing the attackers to magnify the impact of their traffic.
As those servers got patched, this strategy became less and less effective.
But now it’s back, according to a new report from Akamai. Except this time, instead of hitting data center servers or DNS servers, the attackers are going after personal computers on misconfigured home networks.