Cloudflare stops largest DDoS attack ever
Cloudflare has managed to repel the largest DDoS attack ever to date in terms of volume. This was not a single wave of attacks, but a slew of DDoS attacks. The average peak of the attacks was between 50 and 70 million requests per second (rps).
According to Cloudflare, the giant attack now repel... Read more
Cloudflare handles record DDoS attack on Minecraft server
A 2.5 Tbps distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack recently hit Wynncraft, a popular Minecraft server. According to DDoS mitigation provider Cloudflare, the attack lasted roughly two minutes and comprised UDP and TCP flood packets to overpower the server and lock out hundreds of thousands of us... Read more
Akamai stops record-breaking DDoS attack on EU client
A new distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack beat Akamai's previous record set in July.
According to Akamai, the attack appears to have originated from the same threat actor as July's record-breaking attack, implying that the operators are in further boosting their swarm. Akamai is a cyber... Read more
LockBit ransomware group blames Entrust for DDoS counterattacks
Turnabout is fair play as the attackers find themselves under attack.
The LockBit ransomware group's data leak sites have been shut down over the weekend due to a DDoS attacker telling them to remove Entrust's allegedly stolen data, according to BleepingComputer.
In late July, digital securit... Read more
Google claims it blocked the largest DDoS attack ever
Google claims to have blocked the largest DDoS attack ever. During the attack, the number of HTTPS requests peaked at 46 million per second. The Meris botnet was likely behind the attack.
According to Google, this was the largest Layer 7 DDoS attack ever. The attack was aimed at disrupting the I... Read more
Google Cloud Armor adds rate limiting to combat DDoS attacks
In light of recent attacks against cloud-based users, Google added new capabilities to Cloud Armor.
In a recent blog post, Google stated that modern cyberattacks use increasingly comprehensive techniques like volumetric floods, bot-based attacks, API abuse and DDoS attacks.
Google Cloud Armor... Read more
Cloudflare fends off largest HTTPS DDoS attack of all time
Cloudflare recently repelled the largest HTTPS DDoS attack of all time. The attack executed as many as 26 million HTTPS requests per second using hijacked servers and virtual machines.
The attack targeted one of Cloudflare's customers. The hackers used a botnet consisting of 5,067 IoT devices, s... Read more
‘DDoS attacks were bigger and more complex in 2021’
F5 researched the development of last year's DDoS attacks. Though the amount of attacks dropped in 2021, the average incident was larger and more complex.
According to F5, the volume of global DDoS attacks decreased by 3 percent. Attacks were much larger in scale. The average size rose to more ... Read more
‘We’ve mitigated the largest DDoS attack reported in history’
Microsoft announces that Azure DDoS Protection defended against a DDoS attack of 3.47 Tbps in November 2021. "The largest attack reported in history", Microsoft says.
DDoS attackers use the connectivity of hacked devices to fire a large number of data packets at a target. If a target cannot pro... Read more
‘Record number of large-scale DDoS attacks on VoIP providers’
Cloudflare signalled a number of massive DDoS attacks in the past quarter. The attacks were mainly aimed at extorting VoIP providers. In addition, security experts note the arrival of a large botnet.
According to Cloudflare's Q3 DDoS Attack Trends report, the past quarter was dominated by large ... Read more