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Microsoft Azure repels whopping 2.4 Tbps DDoS attack


Microsoft has shared that its cloud computing service Azure successfully mitigated a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack that peaked at 2.4 Tbps.

The attack was directed towards an Azure customer in Europe and took place in the last week of August 2021.

“Attacks of this size demonstrate the ability of bad actors to wreak havoc by flooding targets with gigantic traffic volumes trying to choke network capacity. However, Azure’s DDoS protection platform, built on distributed DDoS detection and mitigation pipelines, can absorb tens of terabits of DDoS attacks,” wrote Amir Dahan Senior Program Manager, Azure Networking.

Incidentally earlier that same month, Microsoft had shared Azure’s DDoS trends for the first half of 2021, which reported a 25 ...


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