Internet infrastructure company Cloudflare said yesterday that it mitigated one of the largest volumetric distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks that has been recorded to date.
Cloudflare said it detected and mitigated a 15.3-million request-per-second (rps) DDoS attack earlier this month — making it one of the largest HTTPS DDoS attacks on record.
Volumetric DDoS attacks differ from traditional bandwidth DDoS attacks where attackers attempt to exhaust and clog up the victim's internet connection bandwidth. Instead, attackers focus on sending as many junk HTTP requests to a victim's server in order to take up precious server CPU and RAM and prevent legitimate users from using targeted sites.
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