DNS Attacks on the Rise

The recent distributed denial of service (DDOS) attacks on Domain Name Server (DNS) providers EveryDNS and EasyDNS were a grim reminder of the damage a DNS infrastructure attack can do. And the problem is on the rise, experts say.

DNS is becoming a popular attack vector, especially for botnets lodging DDOS attacks. "We're using DNS for a lot of things, so it's a very attractive target for bad guys to stop people from getting to anti-spam or anti-phishing blacklists," says Jose Nazario, software and security engineer with Arbor Networks. "We haven't seen a slowdown in these attacks" on DNS. Dark Reading - Desktop Security - DNS Attacks on the Rise - Security News Analysis

Linked by shanmuga Wednesday, 6th December 2006 11:34PM