Threat Management, Network Security

Minecraft server hit with 2.5 Tbps DDoS attack by Mirai

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Cloudflare reported that the Minecraft server Wynncraft has been impacted by a distributed denial-of-service attack by a Mirai botnet variant reaching 2.5 terabytes per second, which is the highest on record for the company, which has also mitigated the attack, according to SecurityWeek. "The entire 2.5 Tbps attack lasted about 2 minutes, and the peak of the 26M rps attack only 15 seconds. This emphasizes the need for automated, always-on solutions. Security teams cant respond quick enough. By the time the security engineer looks at the PagerDuty notification on their phone, the attack has subsided," said Cloudflare. Mirai botnet-powered DDoS attacks have increased by 405% quarter-over-quarter, according to the company's DDoS threat report. Application-layer, network-layer, and ransom attacks have also grown in volume, with the most significant increase found in DDoS attacks exploiting BitTorrent, which has risen over 1,200% QoQ. The findings come after recent DDoS attacks launched by Killnet against the U.S.

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