December 21, 2011 11:04PM
2011: The Year of the DDoS
Year in Review
As the year comes to a close, we've been assembling trend data for 2011. One of the most interesting has been the rise of denial of service (DDoS) attacks. Controlling for CloudFlare's growth, we've seen a 700% increase in DDoS attacks over the course of the year....
November 16, 2011 6:59PM
SOPA Could Create New Denial of Service Attack, Powered by Law not Botnets
The United States House of Representatives is considering the Stop Online Piracy Act, known as SOPA. Companies including Google, Zynga, Facebook, Yahoo, AOL, and Mozilla, along with organizations like the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) have been sharply critical of the law....
May 18, 2011 6:16PM
That's Freaking Awesome: CloudFlare Automatically Learns How to Stop New Attacks
We always talk about how CloudFlare gets smarter, and we do that in a variety of ways. One of the ways is that we look at changes in traffic to a site. If there is a big change, then our system automatically starts to investigate whether it is legitimate traffic or an attack....