Ransom-based DDoS threat? Don’t pay.

RDDoS attacks are on the rise again. Get immediate help with Cloudflare.
Cloudflare is observing an increased number of ransom-DDoS (RDDoS) attacks targeting organizations' websites and network infrastructure. Most RDDoS start with a ransom note sent to the target in which the attacker threatens the organization. In some cases, an attacker may carry out a small demonstration attack to illustrate their seriousness before sending a ransom note.
If you recently received a ransom note:
Do not pay the ransom
Paying ransom only encourages bad actors—and there’s no guarantee that they will still not attack your network now or later.
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Cloudflare was named a “Leader” according to the 2019 ‘IDC MarketScape: Worldwide DDoS Prevention Solutions' 1


Cloudflare has received the most number of ‘High’ ratings as compared to the other 6 DDoS vendors across 23 assessment criteria in Gartner’s 2020 ‘Solution Comparison for DDoS Cloud Scrubbing Centers’ report 2


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1 GigaOm Radar for DDoS Protection v2.0, Sept 2022, Alastair Cooke. Access the report at https://www.cloudflare.com/gigaom-radar-ddos-protection/

2 Gartner “Solution Comparison for DDoS Cloud Scrubbing Centers,” Thomas Lintemuth, Patrick Hevesi, Sushil Aryal, 16 April 2020. Gartner subscribers access the report at: https://www.gartner.com/document/3983636

3 Forrester Wave™: DDoS Mitigation Solutions, Q1 2021, Forrester Research, Inc., March 3, 2021. Access the report at https://www.cloudflare.com/forrester-wave-ddos-mitigation-2021/