DDoS booters now abuse DTLS servers to amplify attacks

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DDoS-for-hire services are now actively abusing misconfigured or out-of-date Datagram Transport Layer Security (D/TLS) servers to amplify Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks.

DTLS is a UDP-based version of the Transport Layer Security (TLS) protocol that prevents eavesdropping and tampering in delay-sensitive apps and services.

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