Microsoft It successfully addressed the largest distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack on record earlier this year. This cyber attack targeted an agent of I visit not specified in Europe, which peaked at 2.4 terabytes per second (Tbps).
The company stated that the attack was 140% larger than that bandwidth size Microsoft It was recorded in 2020 and higher than any other network event detected in I visit.
It also outperforms the attack DDoS Biggest towards a technology company: last year reached an extreme peak 2,3 terabytes per second in a targeted attack Amazon Web Services (AWS).
The origin of the attack
The tech giant reported that the attack movement originated from about 70,000 lines and in several countries in the Asia-Pacific region, including Malaysia, Vietnam, Japan and China, as well as the United States.
The attack lasted over 10 minutes with extremely short bursts. The company spotted three major peaks, the first of which is 2,4 terabytes per second, the second of 0.55 terabytes per second And the third of 1.7 terabytes per second.
Microsoft It did not disclose the Azure client in Europe affected by the attack; However, these high-flow DDoS attacks can be used to cover up secondary leaks to infect some systems with malware.
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