Visible to the public A denial of service attack in advanced metering infrastructure network

TitleA denial of service attack in advanced metering infrastructure network
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2014
AuthorsPing Yi, Ting Zhu, Qingquan Zhang, Yue Wu, Jianhua Li
Conference NameCommunications (ICC), 2014 IEEE International Conference on
Date PublishedJune
ISBN Number978-1-4799-2003-7
Keywordsadvanced metering infrastructure network, Computer crime, denial of service attack, DoS attack, Electricity, Floods, MESH network, power engineering computing, power system measurement, puppet attack, radiotelemetry, Routing protocols, security of data, smart meter, smart meters, smart power grid, smart power grids, wireless mesh networks

Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) is the core component in a smart grid that exhibits a highly complex network configuration. AMI shares information about consumption, outages, and electricity rates reliably and efficiently by bidirectional communication between smart meters and utilities. However, the numerous smart meters being connected through mesh networks open new opportunities for attackers to interfere with communications and compromise utilities assets or steal customers private information. In this paper, we present a new DoS attack, called puppet attack, which can result in denial of service in AMI network. The intruder can select any normal node as a puppet node and send attack packets to this puppet node. When the puppet node receives these attack packets, this node will be controlled by the attacker and flood more packets so as to exhaust the network communication bandwidth and node energy. Simulation results show that puppet attack is a serious and packet deliver rate goes down to 20%-10%.

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