Burst Attack

A burst attack represents a form of DDoS attack designed to overwhelm a targeted system or network through a sudden surge of traffic. It's marked by an abrupt escalation in traffic directed at the target, often peaking within seconds or minutes. This surge can render the targeted system or network unavailable or significantly hampered.

Burst attacks are often combined with other DDoS attack forms, like volumetric floods, application-layer attacks, or protocol attacks, orchestrating a multi-vector assault. If you want to learn more, check out our blog post.