DDoS 3.0 - How Terrorists Bring Down the Internet

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Abstract

Dependable operation of the Internet is of crucial importance for our society. In recent years Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks have quickly become a major problem for the Internet. Most of these attacks are initiated by kids that target schools, ISPs, banks and web-shops; the Dutch NREN (SURFNet), for example, sees around 10 of such attacks per day. Performing attacks is extremely simple, since many websites offer “DDoS as a Service‿; in fact it is easier to order a DDoS attack than to book a hotel! The websites that offer such DDoS attacks are called “Booters‿ or “Stressers‿, and are able to perform attacks with a strength of many Gbps. Although current attempts to mitigate attacks seem promising, analysis of recent attacks learns that it is quite easy to build next generation attack tools that are able to generate DDoS attacks with a strength thousand to one million times higher than the ones we see today. If such tools are used by nation-states or, more likely, terrorists, it should be possible to completely stop the Internet. This paper argues that we should prepare for such novel attacks.
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Title of host publicationProceedings of the 18th International GI/ITG Conference on “Measurement, Modelling and Evaluation of Computing Systems‿ and “Dependability and Fault-Tolerance‿, MMB & DFT 2016
EditorsAnne Katharina Ingrid Remke, Boudewijn R.H.M. Haverkort
Place of PublicationBerlin
PublisherSpringer
Pages1-4
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-31558-4
DOIs
StatePublished - 4 Apr 2016

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Volume9629
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Keywords

  • EWI-26931
  • METIS-316883
  • IR-100182

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Pras, A., Cardoso de Santanna, J. J., Steinberger, J., & Sperotto, A. (2016). DDoS 3.0 - How Terrorists Bring Down the Internet. In A. K. I. Remke, & B. R. H. M. Haverkort (Eds.), Proceedings of the 18th International GI/ITG Conference on “Measurement, Modelling and Evaluation of Computing Systems‿ and “Dependability and Fault-Tolerance‿, MMB & DFT 2016 (pp. 1-4). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science; Vol. 9629). Berlin: Springer. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-31559-1_1
Pras, Aiko ; Cardoso de Santanna, José Jair ; Steinberger, Jessica ; Sperotto, Anna. / DDoS 3.0 - How Terrorists Bring Down the Internet. Proceedings of the 18th International GI/ITG Conference on “Measurement, Modelling and Evaluation of Computing Systems‿ and “Dependability and Fault-Tolerance‿, MMB & DFT 2016. editor / Anne Katharina Ingrid Remke ; Boudewijn R.H.M. Haverkort. Berlin : Springer, 2016. pp. 1-4 (Lecture Notes in Computer Science).
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Pras, A, Cardoso de Santanna, JJ, Steinberger, J & Sperotto, A 2016, DDoS 3.0 - How Terrorists Bring Down the Internet. in AKI Remke & BRHM Haverkort (eds), Proceedings of the 18th International GI/ITG Conference on “Measurement, Modelling and Evaluation of Computing Systems‿ and “Dependability and Fault-Tolerance‿, MMB & DFT 2016. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol. 9629, Springer, Berlin, pp. 1-4. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-31559-1_1

DDoS 3.0 - How Terrorists Bring Down the Internet. / Pras, Aiko; Cardoso de Santanna, José Jair; Steinberger, Jessica; Sperotto, Anna.

Proceedings of the 18th International GI/ITG Conference on “Measurement, Modelling and Evaluation of Computing Systems‿ and “Dependability and Fault-Tolerance‿, MMB & DFT 2016. ed. / Anne Katharina Ingrid Remke; Boudewijn R.H.M. Haverkort. Berlin : Springer, 2016. p. 1-4 (Lecture Notes in Computer Science; Vol. 9629).

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Pras A, Cardoso de Santanna JJ, Steinberger J, Sperotto A. DDoS 3.0 - How Terrorists Bring Down the Internet. In Remke AKI, Haverkort BRHM, editors, Proceedings of the 18th International GI/ITG Conference on “Measurement, Modelling and Evaluation of Computing Systems‿ and “Dependability and Fault-Tolerance‿, MMB & DFT 2016. Berlin: Springer. 2016. p. 1-4. (Lecture Notes in Computer Science). Available from, DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-31559-1_1