The Evolution of Meris: A 250K Strong Botnet Breaking DDoS Attack Records

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Vivek Ganti, Product Marketing, Cloudflare; Brandon Dunlap, Moderator

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A new botnet comprising nearly 250,000 malware-infected networking devices was the reason behind some of the largest DDoS attacks over the last few months. Known as Meris, this botnet was deployed by threat actors to demand ransom from target companies. In fact, Meris was responsible for breaking the record of the largest volumetric attack twice just in the past few months. While there are no signs of DDoS attacks going away anytime soon, how do organizations ensure that their Internet assets are protected against threats of any size or kind? Join Cloudflare and (ISC)2 on January 27, 2022 at 1:00 p.m. Eastern as we examine: • What is the Meris botnet? • Evolution of Meris over time and its distribution across countries and industries • What organizations can do to stay protected against Meris DDoS attacks

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