What just happened? Microsoft has revealed it was able to mitigate a 2.4 terabits per second (Tbps) DDoS attack targeting one of its customers using the firm's Azure cloud computing service. In doing so, the tech giant successfully fended off what is one of the largest distributed denial-of-service attacks ever recorded.
Amir Dahan, a senior program manager at Azure Networking, detailed how the attack that took place at the end of August was conducted. The attack was comprised of approximately 70,000 "sources" from the Asia-Pacific region including Malaysia, Vietnam, Taiwan, Japan, and China. The U.S. was also mentioned as a country that was involved in some capacity.
The huge DDoS attack was delivered in three short bursts within a period that lasted more than 10 minutes. The first wave came in strong at 2.4 Tbps, the second at 0.55 Tbps, and finally the third ...
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