Two GIANT DDoS Attacks in Less Than a Week
In a post on its engineering blog, Github said, “The attack originated from over a thousand
different autonomous systems (ASNs) across tens of thousands of unique endpoints. It was an
amplification attack using the memcached-based approach that peaked at 1.35Tbps via 126.9
million packets per second.” Then, yesterday, Arbor Networks announced that record had been broken by a 1.7 TB attack!
Here is a TWiT Netcast discussing the attacks: