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Microsoft Says It Mitigated Largest-Ever DDoS Attack

2.4 Tbps Attack Was 140% Higher Than All Recorded Attacks Soumik GhoshOctober 13, 2021

The 2.4 Tbps DDoS attack recorded by Microsoft (Source: Microsoft Azure blog)

Technology giant Microsoft has disclosed that it mitigated a DDoS attack of 2.4 terabytes per second, which targeted an undisclosed European customer using its cloud computing service Microsoft Azure.

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The attack, observed in the last week of August, was 140% higher in scale than any previously recorded network volumetric event on Azure, according to a blog post that appeared in the Microsoft Azure blog Monday.

According to the post, the DDoS attack traffic originated from nearly 70,000 sources in countries including Malaysia, Vietnam, Taiwan, Japan, China and the U.S. The attack traffic did not reach the targeted client's location and was mitigated in ...

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