Attackers can look legit while hitting APIs that make the most work for an app
Netflix has identified denial of service threat to microservices architectures that it’s labelled “application DDOS”.
Traditional DDOS attacks flood networks with bogus traffic so that infrastructure runs out of resources to serve legitimate users. Netflix characterises an application DDOS attack as one in which attackers “focus on expensive API calls, using their complex interconnected relationships to cause the system to attack itself .”
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ORIGINAL SOURCE: The Register