MADRID, 12 Oct. (Portaltic/EP) –
Microsoft has reported that the protections it offers in its cloud, Azure, achieved mitigate the largest distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack detected, that reached peaks of traffic of 2.4 terabytes per second (Tbps).
The technology company detected at the end of August a DDoS attack targeting a 2.4Tbps Azure client. As Amir Dahan, Senior Director of Programs for the Azure Networking team explains, it was an attack “140 percent larger than the 2020 1Tbps attack and larger than any other previously detected volumetric network event in Azure. “.
This attack originated from 7,000 sources from Asian countries and the United States, From which they managed to monitor three main peaks: one of 2.4Tbps (the main one), another of 0.55 Tbps and the third of 1.7 Tbps, according to the Azure blog.
The company ensures that specific Azure protections for DDoS attacks can absorb high.volume threats, such as the detected attack. In addition, it explains that it did not reach the client’s region (Europe), since it was mitigated in the countries of origin.