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A Cash Overflow attack is a Denial of Service attack specifically aimed at exceeding the hosting costs for a cloud application, either essentially bankrupting the service owner or exceeding the application cost limits, leading the cloud service provider to disable the application.
- Given enough resources, fairly easy to launch attack
- Quickly detected due to immediate downtime/resources consumption/logging
- Impact usually limited to loss of availability
Related Threat Agents
- Most likely an :Category:Internet_attacker
- DoS Prevention Techniques
- http://capec.mitre.org/data/index.html - Denial of Service through Resource Depletion