Microsoft stops 3.7 Tbps DDoS Cyber Attack in history

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Microsoft, the tech giant of America, has announced that it has blocked probably the world’s largest DDoS cyber attack observed to date. As per the details available to our Cybersecurity Insiders, the distributed denial of service attack (Ddos) was massive, hitting 3.7 terabytes per second on scale aka delivering over 340 million packets per second and was identifying targeting an Asian Azure customer.

Information is out that the attack was launched through 10k botnets operating across India, Vietnam, Iran, Thailand, Russia, Indonesia, Taiwan, South Korea, China n United States; and was observed for a time span of 15 minutes.

Usually, such digital attacks occur for 5-10 minutes, blocking genuine traffic diverted to the servers, causing server disruption on a wholesome note.

Althea Toh, the Product Managing head of Azure Networking, confirmed the news and added that it was truly the biggest denial of service attack till date.

In October last year, the Satya Nadella led company reported a massive denial of a service attack of 2.4 Tbps on its Azure platform and mitigated it to the core.

The Redmond based Windows operating system developer added in its alert that the year 2021 witnessed several short burst Ddos attacks. However, situation turned sore by the end of 3Q of 2021 as many low grade denial of service attacks were targeted at the Azure platform ranging between 20-30 minutes.

Computer servers operating in financial institutions, gaming servers, cloud servers were observed to be mostly targeted in 2021.

NOTE- A distributed denial of service attack is a burst of fake web traffic targeting the central servers and disrupting them in such a way that they stop serving the actual genuine web traffic, leading to downtime leading to immense losses.

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Naveen Goud
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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