Memcached Servers Abused for Massive Amplification DDoS Attacks

By [email protected] (Swati Khandelwal) Cybercriminals have figured out a way to abuse widely-used Memcached servers to launch over 51,000 times powerful DDoS attacks than their original strength, which could result in knocking down of major websites and Internet infrastructure.

In recent days, security researchers at Cloudflare, Arbor Networks, and Chinese security firm Qihoo 360 noticed that hackers are now abusing “Memcached” to

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