What is happening?
Researchers have noticed a new wave of DDoS attacks that are using TCP amplification.
DDoS attacks generate an amplified volume of attack traffic by the compromised system.
“This attack is unique because it creates collateral damage. The secondary victim in this attack is actually the first to see the attack traffic,” said Daniel Smith, head of security research with Radware's emergency response team.
These attacks impact the targeted networks as well as the networks that were used to generate the flood of requests.