RangeAmp attacks turn CDNs into giant DoS cannons – Cloud – Security- Tempemail – Blog – Emails

Chinese researchers have outlined a way to abuse small requests to web servers hosted through content delivery networks that allows attackers to generate DDoS attacks. Named RangeAmp [pdf] the attack exploits the hyper text transfer protocol (HTTP) Range Requests attribute to ask for a random, small amount of data from a large file on a […]