Degrading the Network’s Quality of Service via Traffic Diversion Attacks

Eitan Menahem, Gabi Nakibly, Yuval Elovici

Tech. rep., 12 2012, 0

Currently, there are two ways for an attacker to harm the QoS of a network. The first way is to change the routes the normal production traffic takes. The second way to harm the QoS of a network is to induce extra production traffic that would normally not have been generated. The traffic diversion attacks are considered more subtle and harder to detect. There are various ways for an attacker to implement such attacks. In this short paper we present four such attacks: two OSPF based and two DNS based attacks.