What a scary combination! Just by reading “attack”, you can feel goosebumps. Then, when “amplification” is added, you can visualize an attack whose power could be increased to damage even more.
What is a DNS amplification attack?
The DNS amplification attack is the type of DDoS attack where a hacker spoofs its IP address and changes it to the target’s IP address, then performs a DNS query access to open, public recursive DNS servers to saturate the target (system) with DNS response traffic. The amplification comes from the answer, which may be many times bigger than the original request.