There is some massive denial of service campaigns going on this week, and potentially even bigger ones on the horizon due to there being a large number of misconfigured memcached servers (the majority being hosted through Digital Ocean and other cloud providers).
A quote fromBy Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols, “The result is an attack that can take down pretty much any server on the planet. With over 91,000 open memcached servers, according to a quick Shodan search, the potential for massive DDoS attacks has never been higher.”
This article below covers the gist of the situation in case you are curious.
Please Don’t Memcrash Me Dude!