Tag: Cloudflare

Networks & Systems

Application layer DDoS attacks: What is a DNS flood?

February 21, 2023

Via: RCR Wireless News

During an application or Layer 7 distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack, a bad actor or actors exploit weaknesses in the layer of a website that interfaces between human input and the site’s technical backend. In Layer 7, there are two protocols […]

Networks & Systems

DDoS trends: What are multi-vector attacks?

February 16, 2023

Via: RCR Wireless News

Distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) DDoS attacks refer to a malicious actor or actors temporarily or indefinitely disrupting services of a host connected to a network to render an entire network or website unavailable. While larger-scale DDoS attacks are predicted to rise, […]


Due to a router misconfiguration, Cloudflare suffers short outage on Friday

July 20, 2020

Via: Fierce Telecom News

On Friday, Cloudflare suffered a 27-minute outage that impacted websites such as Politico, GitLab, Zendesk, and Discord. Cloudflare subsequently blamed the outage on its DNS service on a configuration error on one of its routers in Atlanta. “We had […]