Memcrashed is a Memcached DDoS exploit tool written in Python that allows you to send forged UDP packets to a list of Memcached servers obtained from Shodan.
This is related to the recent record-breaking Memcached DDoS attacks that are likely to plague 2018 with over 100,000 vulnerable Memcached servers showing up in Shodan.
What is Memcached?
Memcached is an in-memory key-value store for small chunks of arbitrary data (strings, objects) from results of database calls, API calls, or page rendering.
Free & open source, high-performance, distributed memory object caching system, generic in nature, but intended for use in speeding up dynamic web applications by alleviating database load.
Requirements for Memcrashed Memcached DDoS Exploit Tool
You need to have Python 3.x installed:
apt–get install python3
And you also need Scapy and Shodan Python modules:
pip install scapy
pip install shodan
The tool also requires you own an upgraded Shodan API key.
You can download Memcrashed here: