In what may be the largest DDoS attack on record, Microsoft says that last November a hacker tried to take down one customer’s online services.
The cybersecurity world was shocked when an attack utilizing 10,000 computers across the globe including in America and China resulted in 3.47Tbps of traffic! The duration lasted 15 minutes; it’s impossible for one person or even multiple people working together without being detected first by anti-virus programs that are installed on most devices today.”
The attack was so powerful that it took down one of Microsoft’s servers with an unparalleled 3.47Tbps wave, which lasted 15 minutes!
Microsoft mentioned the 3.47Tbps attack in a report discussing its DDoS protection efforts through Azure, and it’s unclear who instigated this assault or if they came from an attacker-controlled botnet that used different methods to amplify their attacks like exploiting UDP protocol along with CLDAP exploit chains known as “reflection hacks.”
Microsoft successfully mitigated a series of DDoS attacks this year, including one that peaked at 3.25Tbps and another with 2.55 Tbit/s in both frequency and volumetric size! A few other companies have been suffering from these intimidation tactics but luckily Microsoft defended themselves without incident each time.”
“Our customers do not have to worry about how they will be protected in Azure,” the company wrote. “Azure’s DDoS protection platform can scale enormously and provide our clients with high-level assurance against attack.”
The new report on their site shows off what this service is capable of as well!
The company stressed that its DDoS protection services will continuously monitor a customer’s online services and scrub any bad traffic from the Azure network before it can disrupt them.
The largest DDoS attacks can be foiled through protection services from the biggest Cloud providers. Others, such as Cloudflare and Amazon have also touted fending off major assaults in recent years with relative ease
The following passage discusses how Microsoft was able to block an attack on their networks despite its size: “We’ve reached out for more details about this incident,” says Ajeette Abhayaratne, vice president of Trustworthy Computing at MSFT; “and will update our site if they provide any.”
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