An unnamed cryptocurrency platform was recently suffered one of the largest in history, and possibly a record-breaking DDoS attack, power of which reached 15.3 million requests per second (request-per-second, RPS).Let me remind you that we previously talked about the fact that Microsoft has recorded a record DDoS attack, with a capacity of 3.47 Tb/s, and also, for example, about such a curious case when DDoS attacks on Andorra turned out to be related to the Squid Game Minecraft tournament.
Cloudflare’s report also states that the attack lasted less than 15 seconds and was launched by a botnet of approximately 6,000 unique bots from 112 countries. According to Cloudflare, almost 15% of the traffic came from Indonesia, and devices from Russia, Brazil, India, Colombia, and the United States also participated in the attack.
Such attacks are commonly referred as “volumetric” attacks and differ from classic DDoS attacks as in this case, the attackers focus on sending as many unwanted HTTP requests as possible to the victim’s server in order to load its CPU and RAM, interfering with users use target sites.
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