DDoSPedia is a glossary that focuses on network and application security terms with many DDoS-related definitions. It provides a central place for hard to find web-scattered definitions on this topic.
Peer-to-Peer attacks exploit the fabric of peering technology
to perform attacks. These attacks distinguish themselves from other types of
attacks because of the following:
Attacker doesn't have to communicate with the clients for subversion and
automated nature of Peer-to-Peer technology can allow for BOT like
amplification of an attack with the permission of the victim.