In the wake of the pandemic, there is a dangerous increase in HTTPS distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks using large-scale cloud computing services.
Indeed, the attack against a Cloudfare customer, which became one of the largest HTTPS DDoS attacks ever seen, has revealed that these attacks are moving from residential network internet service providers (ISPs) to cloud compute ISPs. By emerging from data centers, these attacks can scale to very large sizes and become more difficult to stop.
Hence, this shift shows the growing organisation of bad actors as DDoS attacks are expected to continue to increase and become more dangerous and popular. It is then necessary to implement a more effective strategy to secure services.