Microsoft on Monday revealed that an Azure customer was targeted in late August in a massive distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack that peaked at 2.4 Tbps (terabytes per second).
Originating from roughly 70,000 sources worldwide and lasting for more than 10 minutes, with very short bursts, the attack consisted of UDP traffic, employed reflection, and was 1.4 times larger than the largest attack previously mitigated by Azure.
Most of the attack’s sources were located in the Asia-Pacific region, in China, Japan, Malaysia, Taiwan, and Vietnam. Some of them, however, were located in the United States, Microsoft says.
The tech giant also notes that the attack reached three main bursts, peaking at 2.4 Tbps, 0.55 Tbps, and 1.7 Tbps, respectively.
In a report released in early August, the tech giant revealed that the number of DDoS attacks observed in the first half of ...
Copyright of this story solely belongs to securityweek . To see the full text click HERE