NTP based DDoS attack - Something to watch for

Apparently hackers have found a way to trick NTP servers into flooding a server that they think they’ve recieved a query from.

Reports I’ve read indicate that so far it’s mostly targeting online games but given past DDoS attacks against Trinity, I wonder if this is something we could see here in the future.


To bring down a server […] the attackers trick NTP servers into thinking they’ve been queried […]. The NTP servers, thinking they’re responding to a legitimate query, message the […] server, overloading it with as many as 100 gigabits per second (Gbps).