Wynncraft, one of Minecraft’s largest servers, was recently hit by a 2.5 Tbps distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack.
According to Cloudflare, Wynncraft suffered a multi-vector attack that lasted about two minutes and consisted of UDP and TCP data packets trying to overload the server and keep hundreds of thousands of players out.
Cloudflare notes that this was the biggest attack in terms of bitrate they have ever recorded. An individual or organization launched a 2.5 Tbps DDoS attack via a Mirai botnet variant.
In November last year, the platform had recorded a peak attack of 3.47 Tbps targeting a Microsoft Azure customer in Asia.
Fortunately, the attack was identified and intercepted before it even took place, which prevented the attackers from acting and disrupting the service.
The Wynncraft attack data reveal also noted that this type of attack, where attackers ask for payment in exchange for lowering the bitrate, has seen a decline in Q3 2022.
For now, we can only hope that this type of attack ends and does not affect other popular games.