Two GIANT DDoS Attacks in Less Than a Week

2018-03-07 - By 

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:

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