A large Minecraft server was subjected to a DDoS attack


According to Cloudflare, the Wynncraft server experienced a severe DDoS attack that peaked at 2.5 Tbps.

The attack lasted for 2 minutes, used the Mirai botnet, and consisted of UDP and TCP packets, which the hackers used to try to overload the server and prevent thousands of Minecraft players from accessing it. This was the largest attack in terms of bitrate recorded by Cloudflare. However, the company’s systems coped and reflected the DDoS.

2.5 Tbps DDoS attack targeting Wynncraft - launched by Mirai

2.5 Tbps DDoS attack targeting Wynncraft. Image: blog.cloudflare.com

Cloudflare’s Q3 2022 report also provides statistics for these incidents:

  • DDoS attacks from HTTP increased by 111% year-over-year.
  • The number of Level 3 and 4 attacks also increased by 97% compared to 2021, with most of them targeting the gaming industry.
  • The number of DDoS attacks carried out with the aim of obtaining a ransom is also increasing (+15% compared to the previous quarter).
  • In Russia, banks and financial institutions were the most frequent targets of DDoS attacks during this period, but the number of incidents decreased by 44% compared to the previous quarter.
  • However, overall, the majority of DDoS attacks in Q3 2022 (97.3%) did not exceed 500 MB/s, and Cloudflare calls this “cybervandalism.”

Cloudflare’s full report can be found on the company’s blog.

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