Mantis most powerful botnets behind the DDoS attack

Mantis is one of the most powerful botnets behind the record-breaking DDoS attack

Last month in June, a DDoS (Distributed Denial-of-Service) attack on an unidentified client website was thwarted with the help of Cloudflare’s free plan, and the attack was carried out with the help of a botnet, the largest ever. The most powerful botnet ever created was named Mantis, and its request generation capacity was about 26 million per second.


And you must be surprised to know that not one, nor two, about 1000 Cloudflare clients were the targets of this Mantis botnet attack. Not only that it is also the biggest HTTPS DDoS (Distributed Denial-of-Service) attack ever, and I am telling you this on the basis of the recorded data.

By the way, you all must know about Cloudflare, maybe there are some people who have heard about Cloudflare but they do not have complete information about it, so let us all try to know a little bit about it. Cloudflare is DDoS mitigation and American content delivery network, which primarily acts as a reverse proxy between the customer and the website hosting provider and is headquartered in San Francisco and was discovered in the year 2010.

Hope that whatever doubt you people had about Cloudflare, it would have been cleared or anything else in this topic or any other topic, then you can ask us in the comment, our team will definitely try to solve your every problem.

The Cloudflare company revealed in a report that the botnet mantis was named after the Mantis shrimp, which was about 10 cm (3.9 inches) long and perfectly capable of delivering devastating blows with its terrifying claws. You will be surprised to know that in the same way botnet Mantis is also very fast and powerful, despite relying on less equipment. So while specialized botnets require a very large range of firepower and equipment to carry out any disruptive attacks, the Mantis botnet is completely different from these.

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