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-A critical vulnerability in Memcached was discovered in February of  2018 that allows attackers to launch and execute powerful DDoS amplification attacks. (( https://​nvd.nist.gov/​vuln/​detail/​CVE-2018-1000115 )) This vulnerability has been described as a "new chapter in DDoS attack executions” by Ashley Stephenson, CEO of Corero Network Security. Corero Network Security is the security company that found a '​kill-switch'​ for these attacks. Here is her complete ​<​small>​statement</​small>​:+A critical vulnerability in Memcached was discovered in February of  2018 that allows attackers to launch and execute powerful DDoS amplification attacks. (( https://​nvd.nist.gov/​vuln/​detail/​CVE-2018-1000115 )) This vulnerability has been described as a "new chapter in DDoS attack executions” by Ashley Stephenson, CEO of Corero Network Security. Corero Network Security is the security company that found a '​kill-switch'​ for these attacks. Here is her complete statement:
  
- ​“Memcached represents a new chapter in DDoS attack executions. Previously, the most recent record-breaking attacks were being orchestrated from relatively low bandwidth Internet of Things (IoT) devices. In contrast, these Memcached servers are typically connected to higher bandwidth networks and, as a result of high amplification factors, are delivering data avalanches to crippling effect. Unless operators of Memcached servers take action, these attacks will continue.” %% https://​www.corero.com/​company/​newsroom/​press-releases/​corero-network-security-discovers-memcached-ddos-attack-kill-switch-and-also-reveals-memcached-exploit-can-be-used-to-steal-or-corrupt-data/​ %%+ ​“Memcached represents a new chapter in DDoS attack executions. Previously, the most recent record-breaking attacks were being orchestrated from relatively low bandwidth Internet of Things (IoT) devices. In contrast, these Memcached servers are typically connected to higher bandwidth networks and, as a result of high amplification factors, are delivering data avalanches to crippling effect. Unless operators of Memcached servers take action, these attacks will continue.” ​<sub>%% https://​www.corero.com/​company/​newsroom/​press-releases/​corero-network-security-discovers-memcached-ddos-attack-kill-switch-and-also-reveals-memcached-exploit-can-be-used-to-steal-or-corrupt-data/​ %%</​sub>​
  
  
developmental/memcrashed-what-is-it-memcache.txt · Last modified: 2019/12/20 14:49 by Karson N.