Report: DDoS attacks increasing year on year as cybercriminals demand extortionate payouts


According to Cloudflare, a new botnet known as the Meris botnet appeared in mid2021 and was the source of many highvolume applicationlayer DDoS attacks.

Applicationlayer DDoS attacks aim to disrupt the operation of a targeted organization’s web server by flooding it with bogus requests, causing it to slow down or (worst yet) crash.

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