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16 Oct, 2022
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Cloudflare has released its DDoS threat report 2022 Q3. It states that multi-terabit, massive DDoS attacks are becoming more frequent, and the company eliminated several attacks that exceeded 1Tbps in the third quarter.

The largest DDoS attack targeted Wynncraft, a popular Minecraft server. The attack was launched by the Mirai botnet, flooding the server with UDP and TCP requests, and its power reached 2.5 Tbps.

This is the largest attack we’ve ever seen from the bitrate perspective,

states the report.

However, Cloudflare said that hundreds and thousands of users did not even notice the attack.

The report also said that HTTP applications managed by internet companies suffered the most attacks in the third quarter. Attacks on the Internet industry were up 131% from the previous quarter and 300% from the same period last year. And the telecommunications industry was the second most attacked, up 93% in the quarter and 2,317% year-on-year. In third place was the gambling industry with a more modest 17% growth for the quarter and 36% for the year.

Taiwan was the country most vulnerable to HTTP DDoS attacks. The number of attacks increased by 200% quarter-on-quarter, followed by Japan (+105%).

The United States was the country most vulnerable to distributed denial of service attacks via HTTP, followed by China and Cyprus. Network-layer attacks mostly hit targets in Singapore, the U.S., and China.

Also notes an increase in attacks abusing the BitTorrent protocol, up more than 1,200% quarter-on-quarter.