A smoke screen attack refers to the use of a DDoS attack as a distraction, in an attempt to conceal more surgical intrusion tactics. The “smoke” created includes holding IT staff’s time and attention, disrupting or disabling the sensors and tools used to detect or prevent an intrusion, and burying the post-attack forensic tools in a sea of network activity logs, falsified data, and misinformation.
2. Smoke Screen Attacks Introduce Heightened DDoS Risk Levels
3. Smoke Screen DDoS Risk Requires Strategic Adjustments
4. Recommendations for More Complete Assessments of DDoS Risk