The number of DDoS increases. DDoS Attack Mirai Botnet confirms it.
Cloudflare, a web giant, has detected and suppressed a DDoS Attack Mirai Botnet. This attack peaked at just below 2Tbps, making it the largest ever.
Hackers launched a mega-attack against the company that targeted its online servers. They attacked with more than 15,000 bots running a variant of the original Mirai code. The targets was IoT devices and unpatched GitLab instances, according to SecureMyCloud.
The company claims that the assault lasted no more than a minute. It was most likely a multi-vector attack utilizing both DNS amplification assaults as well as UDP floods.
“Cloudflare’s mission is to help build a better Internet — one that is secure, faster, and more reliable for everyone. The DDoS team’s vision is derived from this mission: our goal is to make the impact of DDoS attacks a thing of the past”. Cloudflare in a blog post detailing the attack.
According to Cloudflare, its systems automatically produced real-time signature after detecting the attack traffic. That was used by the whole network to identify assault patterns.
Cloudflare about the current context of DDoS
The firm’s website claims that employing fingerprinted rules to mitigate DDoS assaults without affecting real traffic, or introducing latency or performance issues, is possible.
Cloudflare’s DDoS protection has gained a lot of admirers in the business. VoIP providers that have been subjected to ransomware attacks are grateful for Cloudflare’s built-in DDoS protection feature, which has saved them from an onslaught of DDoS assaults.
“DDoS attacks are more and more frequent and can literally stop companies from operating.” says Douglas Bernardini, Cybersecurity Specialist and Cloud Computing Expert about DDoS Attack Mirai Botnet.
In a recent DDoS trend assessment in Q3 2021, Gartner discovered that:
- There was a 44 percent increase in network-layer DDoS attacks.
- There was huge 1 terabit-per-second and larger than 10 gigabits per second (GTPS) network-layer DDoS attacks as well.
While the fourth quarter is not yet over, Cloudflare has detected several terabit-force assaults aimed at its customers, according to the firm. “While the fourth quarter isn’t over yet, we’ve seen several terabit-force assaults targeted at Cloudflare customers,” it adds.
See also: DDoS Protection