- Aug 17, 2014
Read more below:The Federal Bureau of Investigation sent an alert last week warning about the discovery of new network protocols that have been abused to launch large-scale distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks.
The alert lists three network protocols and a web application as newly discovered DDoS attack vectors.
The list includes CoAP (Constrained Application Protocol), WS-DD (Web Services Dynamic Discovery), ARMS (Apple Remote Management Service), and the Jenkins web-based automation software.
Three of the four (CoAP, WS-DD, ARMS) have already been abused in the real-world to launch massive DDoS attacks, the FBI said based on ZDNet's previous reporting.
FBI believes device vendors won't disable these protocols and warns companies to take preventive and protective measures.