Researchers at Akamai have warned of a spate of DDoS being launched via Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) devices.
According to Akamai’s Prolexic Security Engineering & Response Team (PLXsert), there has been a spike in reflection and amplification DDoS attacks since July which abuse the communications protocols that come enabled on UPnP devices, such as routers, webcams and printers.
The Simple Service Discovery Protocol (SSDP) is part of the UPnP protocol standard and is enabled on millions of devices to allow them to discover each other on the network, establish communication and coordinate activities. According to the advisory, attackers have been leveraging that protocol to launch attacks that amplify and reflect traffic to their targets.
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