Microsoft Has Discovered A DDoS-Attacks Targeting Minecraft Servers
19 Dec 2022
Microsoft researchers have uncovered a Windows-Linux botnet targeting Minecraft servers with highly efficient DDoS attacks. This botnet, dubbed MCCrash, uses a command that populates the user name input dialog box in a Minecraft server's login page and crashes the server by exhausting its resources. Microsoft researchers have described this as a specific and highly efficient DDoS method.
Minecraft is a popular sandbox video game developed by Mojang Studios and released in 2011. It allows players to build structures, create artwork, and explore virtual worlds. The game has been praised for its creativity and open-ended nature, and it has become one of the most popular video games of all time.
The MCCrash botnet targets Minecraft servers with a command that populates the user name input dialog box on the server's login page. This command exhausts the server's resources, resulting in a crash. Microsoft researchers have described this as a specific and highly efficient DDoS method.
The MCCrash botnet is particularly dangerous because it targets vulnerable Minecraft servers. This is because many of these servers are hosted on Windows or Linux machines, which are particularly vulnerable to DDoS attacks. Furthermore, the MCCrash botnet is capable of executing multiple attacks simultaneously, making it even more dangerous.
In addition to the MCCrash botnet, Microsoft researchers have also discovered a number of other threats targeting Minecraft servers. These include malware that is designed to steal user data, as well as bots that are designed to flood servers with malicious traffic.