Threat Insight: Cloudflare Mitigates Record DDoS Attack
Cloudflare reported that a record-breaking DDoS attack was recently detected and mitigated.
The authors of the report stated, “The majority of attacks peaked in the ballpark of 50-70 million requests per second (rps) with the largest exceeding 71 million rps. This is the largest reported HTTP DDoS attack on record, more than 35% higher than the previous reported record of 46M rps in June 2022. The attacks were HTTP/2-based and targeted websites protected by Cloudflare. They originated from over 30,000 IP addresses.“
MSPs should be aware that the prevalence of Ransom DDoS attacks, which do not require system intrusion, is increasing. Cloudflare noted, “In our latest DDoS threat report, we saw that Ransom DDoS attacks steadily increased throughout the year.”
-Kaseya Threat Management Team