Mirai Botnet Launched 2.5 Tbps DDoS Attack On Wynncraft Minecraft Server

An attack initiated by the Mirai botnet against Minecraft server Wynncraft was blocked by Cloudflare in Q3 2022 in which 2.5Tbps of DDoS was launched.

When DDoS attacks are conducted at a higher bit rate, they tend to be more effective and more widespread. This attack consisted of UDP and TCP flood packets since there were multiple vectors involved in this attack. And the most shocking thing is that an attack of this size lasted for approximately 2 minutes.

As part of these attacks, large amounts of data from many different sources are gathered in order to overwhelm online services in order to make them unreachable.

In today’s world, DDoS attacks with multiple terabits of bandwidth are becoming more and more common. An attack that peaked at 3.47 terabits per second in November 2021 was one of the largest ever reported DDoS attacks.

Attack On Wynncraft Minecraft Server

In its report for the third quarter of 2022, Cloudflare has revealed this brand-new Minecraft attack. 

Over the course of the last year, the Mirai botnet and its variants have been generating more DDoS attacks, and this has been one of the most worrying developments.

There has been a dramatic increase in the number of DDoS attacks targeting the gaming industry over the last few months. 

Compared to the previous quarter, the number of Mirai-related attacks increased by 405 percent, which is a significant difference in volume.

In the past few months, there have been various DDoS attacks, but the following are some of the most notable ones:- 

  • Attacks against Taiwanese government sites occurred during August of this year.
  • Attacks against UK financial institutions occurred in September of this year.
  • Earlier this month, several US airport websites were disrupted by KillNet attacks.

In terms of HTTP DDoS attacks, the following countries were most targeted:-

  • The United States
  • China
  • Cyprus

The majority of network-layer attacks target mainly the following countries:- 

  • Singapore
  • The United States
  • China

Therefore, it is imperative that always-on automated security solutions are developed in order to meet this need. As there is simply not enough time for security teams to respond in a timely manner.

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BALAJI is an Ex-Security Researcher (Threat Research Labs) at Comodo Cybersecurity. Editor-in-Chief & Co-Founder - Cyber Security News & GBHackers On Security.