The foundational Domain Name System, essentially the phone book for the internet, used to be something nobody using the net much noticed, but lately it has become more of a target, and the cost of attacks against it are huge and growing.
Recent events have once again brought issues involving the DNS, as it’s called for short, to the forefront.
One reason has to do with the expansion of the internet. There are more targets, more bandwidth and more automated tools to launch attacks, making it easier for the bad guys to cast a wider net with more destructive power.
I explore the role of DNS, the collection of various attacks, and the role this protocol plays in my latest story for SiliconANGLE here.