The largest DDoS attack in the history of Runet hits Yandex

According to Vedomosti, citing two sources in the Russian company, Yandex servers were subjected to a massive DDoS attack two weeks ago. And we are talking about the largest DDoS attack in the history of the Russian Internet.


The record scale of the cyberattack was confirmed by the American company Cloudflare, which is engaged in repelling cyberattacks and cooperates with Yandex in this matter. It is noted that the attack took place through a new botnet masquerading as ordinary users.


The company is also reportedly struggling to contain the attack. A Yandex spokesman confirmed to Vedomosti that the attack did not affect the operation of the services, and user data was not affected.

Our network infrastructure and spam filtering system were able to repel this attack. This did not affect the operation of the services in any way, user data did not suffer. - Yandex.

According to the source, the DDOS attack continues to this day.

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