A Layer 3 DNS Amplification is a type of DDoS attack where the attacker hides the origin of the attack from the targeted site by reflecting the attack off of a third party.
It also uses amplification, meaning that the victim receives more byte counts than what is being sent from the attacker, increasing the power of the attacker.
If these attacks are successful, the targeted site will go down and be unavailable.
Any client using WAF is already automatically protected.
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