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In an indirect attack,

the attacker addresses packets to a third party, and the packets either have the address(es) of the intended victim(s) as their source address(es) or indicate the intended victim(s) in some other way. The third party responds by sending one or more attacking packets to the intended victims. The attacker can use third parties as attack amplifiers by providing a broadcast address as the victim address (e.g., smurf attack).[1]

References Edit

  1. Internet Security Glossary 22 (RFC 4949) (Ver. 2) (Aug. 2007).

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