Jun 18, 2020
Amazon 'thwarts largest ever DDoS cyber-attack'
Amazon says its online cloud, which provides the infrastructure on which many websites rely, has fended off the largest DDoS attack in history. Amazon Web Services said the February attack had fired 2.3Tbps. In a formal report about its DDoS protection service, AWS Shield, the company said the peak of the attack had been 44% larger than anything the service had seen before and resulted in a three-days of "Elevated threat" status. It did not identify what website or online service had been targeted by the attack. DDoS attacks are relatively simple in nature and rely on their sheer scale to be effective.
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