Akamai blocks worlds largest DDoS attacks in Europe

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Akamai, which offers one of the largest Content Delivery Networks in the whole of America, has disclosed that it has blocked the world’s largest DDoS attack that took place in a company operating in Eastern Europe. Well, the reason for the attack hasn’t been disclosed.

But suspicion finger is pointing at a highly sophisticated globally known botnet funded by Kremlin as the targeted business firm is reported to be indulging profusely in serving Ukraine with arms, essentials and finances.

For reasons, Akamai failed to disclose the name of the affected customer. But said that the firm witnessed similar distributed denial of service attacks over the past 25-30 days, mostly in between July 21st and July 23rd of this year.

As per the analysis made by the cloud based service provider, the company’s computer network witnessed 853.7 Gbps of web traffic and at one point recorded 660 million packets per second (Mpps), all coming from millions of IP addresses.

The affected client was witnessing 250 Gbps traffic hits for almost 30 days on a consistent note and the situation deteriorated further from July third week.

Akamai security experts state that User data-gram Protocol (UDP) was witnessed as a popular attack vector in the spike, while other methods such as ICMP Flood, RESET Flood, SYN Flood, TCP Anomaly, TCP Fragment, PSH ACK Flood, FIN Push Flood, PUSH Flood, UDP Fragmentation was also observed in the cyber attack scenario.

NOTE– In September 2021, Meris Botnet targeted the Yandex search engine in Russia with 21.8 requests per second. And in June, CloudFlare, a noted cloud web and internet security provider was targeted by Mantis Botnet group with 26 million requests per second.

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Naveen Goud is a writer at Cybersecurity Insiders covering topics such as Mergers & Acquisitions, Startups, Cyber Attacks, Cloud Security and Mobile Security

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