Memcached Amplification: Lessons Learned (NANOG 73)

Memcached Amplification: Lessons Learned (NANOG 73)

In November 2017, researchers have found a new class of amplification DDoS attacks: the memcached amplification. Soon after the discovery, at the beginning of March 2018 those attacks were already in the wild, with a bandwidth close to 1,7 Gbps. What we're going to discuss is an analysis of the threat structure, causes and consequences, and what we're able to do to prevent such issues from happening next time.