Microsoft reported in October of the mitigation of the largest service denial attack (DDoS) detected on its Azure platform, after which others have happened between which the one who believes is the greatest in history, of 3.47 Terabytes per second (TBPS).
The technological company detected a DDo attack directed against a Azure client located in Asia last November, with a yield of 3.47 Tbps and a rate of 340 million packages per second.
This Distributed Tube Attack at 10,000 sources and in countries around the world, including the United States, China, South Korea, Russia, Thailand and India, as detailed at an entrance on its official blog. The attack lasted a total of about 15 minutes.
It is, in the opinion of the company, of the "larger attack ever reported in history", surpassing the previous one, also detected in Azure in October 2021, which reached 2,4tbps traffic peaks.
In December, MicoSoft also detected and mitigated two other attacks that exceeded 2.5 Tbps: one with four main peaks, being the greater than 3.25 Tbps, which lasted more than 15 minutes; and another of a single peak of 2.55 Tbps, with a duration of just over five minutes.
The company stands out in its publication that most of the attacks detected in the second half of 2021 were short-lived. Specifically, it highlights the reduction of attacks of 30 minutes or less, 74 percent in the first half of 57 percent. However, the attacks that lasted more than an hour doubled from one semester (13%) to another (27%).
In total, in the second half of 2021, the company mitigated 359,713 unique attacks against its global infrastructure, an average of 1,955 attacks per day, 40 percent more than in the previous semester. On August 10 it was the day that more attacks recorded (4,296).Date Of Update: 07 February 2022, 21:45