Microsoft says it mitigated the largest DDoS attack on Azure


Microsoft has succeeded to mitigate one of the largest Distributed Denial-of-Service (DDoS) attacks ever detected. In August, an Azure customer in Europe was targeted with a 2.4 terabyte per second (Tbps) DDoS attack, which was 140% higher than any network-volumetric event earlier detected on Azure, the company said in the statement.

The attack traffic originated from about 70,000 sources and from multiple countries in the Asia-Pacific region, such as Malaysia, Vietnam, Taiwan, Japan, and China, as well as from the United States, said on the blog post. The DDoS attack spanned over 10 minutes with very short-lived bursts, the company said, adding that it observed three main peaks at 2.4 Tbps, 0.55 Tbps, and 1.7 Tbps.

The DDoS attack will send multiple requests to the attacked web resource, with the aim of exceeding the website’s capacity to handle multiple requests and prevent the website from functioning correctly.