November 28, 2023 10:08 PM
Cyber Week: analyzing Internet traffic and e-commerce trends
How significant are Cyber Week days on the Internet? Is it a global phenomenon? Does e-commerce interest peak on Black Friday or Cyber Monday, and are attacks increasing during this time? These questions are important to retailers and stakeholders around the world. ...
November 24, 2023 3:11 PM
Do hackers eat turkey? And other Thanksgiving Internet trends
Offline for turkey time: Which US states logged off on Thanksgiving Day? Is there a difference between coastal and central states? Do hackers take a Thanksgiving break? Are food delivery services gaining or losing traffic? We answer those questions and more...
October 26, 2023 1:00 PM
DDoS threat report for 2023 Q3
In the past quarter, DDoS attacks surged by 65%. Gaming and Gambling companies were the most attacked and Cloudflare mitigated thousands of hyper-volumetric DDoS attacks. The largest attacks we saw peaked at 201 million rps and 2.6 Tbps....
October 25, 2023 1:05 PM
Q3 2023 Internet disruption summary
In this post, we review selected Internet disruptions observed by Cloudflare during the third quarter of 2023, supported by traffic graphs from Cloudflare Radar and other internal Cloudflare tools, and grouped by associated cause or common geography...
October 23, 2023 1:32 PM
Cyber attacks in the Israel-Hamas war
Since the October 7 Hamas attack, DDoS attackers have been targeting Israeli newspaper and media websites as well as software companies and financial institutions. ...
October 09, 2023 8:05 PM
Internet traffic patterns in Israel and Palestine following the October 2023 attacks
On Saturday, October 7, 2023, attacks from the Palestinian group Hamas launched from the Gaza Strip against the south of Israel started a new conflict in the region. Cloudflare's data shows that Internet traffic was impacted in different ways...
September 29, 2023 1:00 PM
Network performance update: Birthday Week 2023
In this post we are going to share the most recent updates since our last post in June, and tell you about our tools and processes that we use to monitor and improve our network performance...
September 26, 2023 1:00 PM
Traffic anomalies and notifications with Cloudflare Radar
Cloudflare Radar now displays country and ASN traffic anomalies in the Outage Center as they are detected, as well as publishing anomaly information via API. We are also launching Radar notifications, enabling users to subscribe to notifications about traffic anomalies...
September 26, 2023 1:00 PM
Gone offline: how Cloudflare Radar detects Internet outages
Cloudflare Radar will be publishing anomalous traffic events for countries and Autonomous Systems (ASes). These events are the same ones referenced above that have been triggering our internal workflow to validate and confirm disruptions...