2016 11th Asia Joint Conference on Information Security (AsiaJCIS) (2016)
Aug. 4, 2016 to Aug. 5, 2016
DRDoS (Distributed Reflection Denial of Service) attack is a kind of DoS (Denial of Service) attack, in which third-party servers are tricked into sending large amounts of data to the victims. That is, attackers use source address IP spoofing to hide their identity and cause third-parties to send data to the victims as identified by the source address field of the IP packet. This is called reflection because the servers of benign services are tricked into "reflecting" attack traffic to the victims. The most typical existing detection methods of such attacks are designed based on known attacks by protocol and are difficult to detect the unknown ones. According to our investigations, one protocol-independent detection method has been existing, which is based on the assumption that a strong linear relationship exists among the abnormal flows from the reflector to the victim. Moreover, the method is assumed that the all packets from reflectors are attack packets when attacked, which is clearly not reasonable. In this study, we found five features are effective for detecting DRDoS attacks, and we proposed a method to detect DRDoS attacks using these features and machine learning algorithms. Its detection performance is experimentally examined and the experimental result indicates that our proposal is of clearly better detection performance.
Servers, Protocols, Computer crime, IP networks, Bandwidth, Reflection, Feature extraction
Y. Gao, Y. Feng, J. Kawamoto and K. Sakurai, "A Machine Learning Based Approach for Detecting DRDoS Attacks and Its Performance Evaluation," 2016 11th Asia Joint Conference on Information Security (AsiaJCIS)(ASIAJCIS), Fukuoka, Japan, 2016, pp. 80-86.