Cloudflare faced the biggest DDoS attack in history
“HTTPS DDoS attacks are more expensive in terms of the required computer resources due to the higher cost of establishing a secure TLS encrypted connection. Therefore, it costs the attacker more to launch an attack and the victims to mitigate it,” Cloudflare explained.
It is also stated that the volumetric DDoS attack lasted less than 15 seconds and was aimed at an unnamed Cloudflare user using a cryptocurrency board.
By the way, volumetric DDoS attacks are designed to flood a target network or service with significantly large amounts of malicious traffic, which usually originates from a botnet controlled by threat actors.
Cloudflare also says it consists of approximately 6,000 unique compromised devices, with 15 percent of attack traffic coming from Indonesia, followed by Russia, Brazil, India, Colombia and the United States.
By the way, DDoS is a type of attack that means preventing computer access to the system by using the many dispersed resources that are mostly found on the Internet. A common way to prevent access to a computer system or systems is by overloading the computer network by sending multiple requests to the server, so as to stop legitimate traffic to those servers.
The targets of DDoS attacks are mostly high-profile web servers, banks, credit card companies, and root DNS servers. The goal of the attack is to break down security systems that protect servers so that valuable information that servers store can be retrieved.