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ICANN Acronyms and Terms

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  • Domain Name System traffic amplification attackDNS traffic amplification attack

    A technique that attackers use to magnify the effect of a cyberattack on a name server or resolver. With this technique, attackers amplify DNS traffic by issuing queries that deliver huge response messages to the targeted name server or resolver.