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US-CERT Warns of Network Time Protocol Amplification DDOS Attacks

17
Jan
2014

Security experts have recently warned that cybercriminals are increasingly abusing the Network Time Protocol (NTP) for distribute denial-of-service (DDOS) attacks. Now, even US-CERT has issued a warning regarding NTP amplification attacks.

Such attacks usually rely on the monlist command which enables the attackers to send large amounts of traffic to a specified IP address by sending a small request to the vulnerable NTP server.

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