Last Updated on November 19, 2023 by InfraExam
What type of attack occurs when the attacker spoofs the IP address of the victim, sending a continuous stream of small requests, which produce a continuous stream of much larger replies that are to be sent to the victim’s IP address?
- reflection attack
- amplification attack
- MITM attack
- Trojan virus
|Explanation & Hint:
The type of attack you’re describing is known as an amplification attack. This is a form of a reflection attack that is characterized by the attacker sending small queries to vulnerable servers configured to send much larger responses to the spoofed IP address of the victim. This results in the victim receiving a much larger amount of data than the attacker originally sends, thereby amplifying the volume of traffic directed at the victim, which can lead to a denial of service.