More than 75% of organizations in the U.S and U.K have experienced at least one DNS attack, according to a recent article in SC magazine. DNS DDoS (distributed denial of service) attacks are designed to bring down DNS servers and consume network resources, interfering with or even shutting down critical IT applications such as email, web sites, and software as a service (SaaS). These attacks are not only increasing in frequency, but are constantly evolving.
You might have heard of DNS amplification and flood attacks, but have you heard of phantom domain attacks? Random subdomain attacks? Domain lock-up attacks? These are newer, sophisticated and stealthier attacks, and we at Infoblox have seen more of them in our customer environments recently. They may have fancy names, but their effects on DNS servers are far from pretty – involving techniques such as botnets, chain reactions and misbehaving domains.
If you want to understand the various ways your DNS can be attacked, and how to protect your organization, please join me for a 30-minute webinar at 1 pm Eastern on Feb 18 as Infoblox reveals:
- The top 10 attacks on external and internal DNS servers.
- The impact these attacks can have on your operations.
- Best practices and mitigation techniques.
To register, click here.