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Cyber attacks, DNS

3 Most Common DNS attack types

The DNS infrastructure is a target to countless attacks. And when we say countless, we mean it. Just in 2020, there were around 10 million (data from NETSCOUT Threat Intelligence Report)! So, we are all under constant DNS attacks.

The 3 most common DNS attack types that you can suffer are the following:

1. DNS spoofing attack

The DNS spoofing attack (also known as DNS poisoning) is a very common DNS attack type that involves modified DNS records that the bad actor inserts inside the cache memory of the DNS resolvers. The modified records usually lead to a different IP address than the original name records. The visitors get redirected to the domain of the bad actor. There they can share sensitive data that could later be used for different illegal activities – stealing money or identity.

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Cyber attacks, DNS

What is DNS spoofing and how to protect yourself?

What does DNS spoofing mean?

DNS spoofing is a form of cybercrime. Criminals insert spoofed or stolen DNS records into a recursive server’s cache. This is due to answering DNS users’ queries with a falsified record, such as a forged IP address. Legitimate traffic is therefore fraudulently redirected to dangerous places (generated websites). Once there, consumers may be compelled to enter sensitive information (passwords, bank credit card details, etc.) for hackers to exploit later.