January 13, 2023

We discovered a DDoS attack on one of our customers, which swiftly grew to exceed 940 Gigabits per second. We kept an eye on the network throughout this period to see where the DDoS attack started, who the target was, and how our network behaved.

The source of this DDoS attack was multiple ISPs and countries (botnet), with specific packet headers to crash the DayZ server.

This specific DDoS attack is where other providers will fail to protect you. We have a custom DayZ filter, and we will patch every new type of DDoS attack.

How this DDoS works is it will bypass most of the current DDoS protection systems/firewalls by faking it to be a “player” packet, and DayZ would try to process it, causing the high CPU usage and FPS to zero, causing the DayZ server to crash and sometimes completely breaking your DayZ database.

Luckily, Kryptic DayZ has services with us, and since we have one of the most state-of-the-art DDoS protection, we can mitigate DDoS attacks ten times larger than this one.

Our network immediately detected and responded to the DDoS attack, utilizing our global edge servers (Anycast) to balance and neutralize the attack. Our Layer 4/7 Application filters were able to block the initial 745 Gigabits per second TCP attack, as well as the subsequent 931 Gigabits per second UDP attack.

To ensure that only legitimate traffic reaches our client’s service, each packet that enters our network goes through a thorough verification process. This, in combination with our cutting-edge layer 4/7 mitigation technology and ability to mitigate through layer 4/7 floods, enabled us to successfully stop the DDoS attack without any impact on our customers.

Look how the DDoS attack was quickly dealt with:

Kryptic DayZ DDoS case study

Quite simply, the results were astounding.

– Vouch of Kryptic DayZ owner

We can stop this DDoS attack in its tracks without affecting our customers. Our cutting-edge layer 4/7 mitigation technology and our ability to mitigate through layer 4/7 floods allowed us to achieve this.

Is there anything I can gain from this?

Denial of service (DDoS) attacks are rising, and it’s hard to tell where the year will go from here. As the internet of things spreads around the globe, so does the number and complexity of DDoS attacks. VYKIX is committed to provide DDoS protected Game servers and Hosting services with an ever-expanding library of Layer 4/7 application filters. This diverse set of filters keeps us up and running during these attacks, and we will do the same for you.