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Reflection DDoS attacks abusing RPC Portmapper


Threatpost - (International) Officials from Level 3 Communications observed attackers utilizing Remote Procedure Call (RPC) Portmapper services for reflection distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks between June and August, representing a new and effective method for bandwidth saturation.


Note: This news synopsis is taken from the DHS Daily Open Source Infrastructure Report, a daily [Monday through Friday, except US Federal holidays] summary of open-source published information concerning significant critical infrastructure issues; a 10-day archive of the DOSIR can be found at:

Last Updated: 27 May 2016 10:25:03