Analysis of Black Hole Router Attack in Network-on-Chip
Network-on-Chip (NoC) is the communication platform of the data among the processing cores in Multiprocessors System-on-Chip (MPSoC). NoC has become a target to security attacks and by outsourcing design, it can be infected with a malicious Hardware Trojan (HT) to degrades the system performance or leaves a back door for sensitive information leaking. In this paper, we proposed a HT model that applies a denial of service attack by deliberately discarding the data packets that are passing through the infected node creating a black hole in the NoC. It is known as Black Hole Router (BHR) attack. We studied the effect of the BHR attack on the NoC. The power and area overhead of the BHR are analyzed. We studied the effect of the locations of BHRs and their distribution in the network as well. The malicious nodes has very small area and power overhead, 1.98% and 0.74% respectively, with a very strong violent attack.
Daoud, Luka and Rafla, Nader. (2019). "Analysis of Black Hole Router Attack in Network-on-Chip". In 2019 IEEE 62nd International Midwest Symposium on Circuits and Systems (MWSCAS) (pp. 69-72). IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/MWSCAS.2019.8884979