Ransom-based DDoS threat? Don’t pay.

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:

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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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Our team of security engineers is equipped to onboard you quickly, and safeguard your website and network infrastructure from DDoS attacks of any size or kind.

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IDC

Cloudflare was named a “Leader” according to the 2019 ‘IDC MarketScape: Worldwide DDoS Prevention Solutions' 1

Gartner

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

Forrester

Cloudflare has been recognized as a “Leader” in ‘The Forrester Wave: DDoS Mitigation Solutions, Q1, 2021’ report 3

"Cloudflare has reliable infrastructure and an extremely competent and responsive team. They are well-positioned to deflect even the largest of attacks."
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1 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

2 IDC MarketScape: Worldwide DDoS Prevention Solutions 2019 Vendor Assessment, by Martha Vazquez, March 2019, IDC #US43699318. Access the report at https://www.cloudflare.com/lp/idc-ddos-marketscape/

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/