Author(s): Hyojeong Lee, Jeff Seibert, Charles Killian and Cristina Nita-Rotaru

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Date: 8 Feb 2012

Document Type: Briefing Papers

Associated Event: NDSS Symposium 2012


We propose Gatling, a framework that automatically finds performance attacks caused by insider attackers in large-scale message-passing distributed systems. In performance attacks, malicious nodes deviate from the protocol with the goal of degrading system performance. We applied Gatling to six systems and found a total of 41 attacks.