December 1, 2023

Cloudflare has mitigated a record distributed DDoS attack against Wynncraft, one of the largest Minecraft servers.

A 2.5 Tbps DDoS attack against the Minecraft server, considered to be the largest was launched by a Mirai botnet.

It was a multi-vector attack consisting of UDP and TCP floods. Wynncraft, a massively multiplayer online role-playing game Minecraft server where hundreds and thousands of users can play on the same server, didn’t even notice the attack that lasted for two minutes, since Cloudflare filtered it out for them


The report also states that that application-layer DDoS attacks increased by 111% compared to last year. The researchers also noticed that L3/4 DDoS attacks powered by Mirai-based botnets increased by 405%

The report also states that Ransom distributed denial of service attacks increased compared to the last year.

The country that was most targeted by HTTP DDoS attacks was Taiwan, an increase of 200% compared to the last quarter, followed by Japan 105%.

The countries most targeted by HTTP distributed denial of service attacks were the United States, followed by China, and Cyprus. Network-layer attacks targeted mainly hit targets in Singapore, the U.S., and China.

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