Cash Overflow

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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.

Risk Factors

  • Given enough resources, fairly easy to launch attack
  • Quickly detected due to immediate downtime/resources consumption/logging
  • Impact usually limited to loss of availability
  • DoS Prevention Techniques


Category:OWASP ASDR Project Category: Spoofing Category: Probabilistic Techniques Category: Resource Depletion Category:Attack