A Microsoft Azure customer who asked not to be named was recently the target of a deep 2.4 Tbps DDoS attack. Fortunately, cloud services are able to withstand shocks. Despite the intensity, the customer’s site remains unaffected.
Azure caters to well-known brands such as Ubisoft, eBay, Samsung, and Boeing… Taipei City Council Rely on cloud data services. Therefore, we are happy to hear that the attack was unsuccessful.
The allegations came in the form of a flood of User Datagram Protocol (UDP), where attackers used IP packets to target random host ports in order to overwhelm their network and force sites to go offline.
The invasion of approximately 70,000 sources from countries such as the United States, Vietnam, and Taiwan lasted only 10 minutes.But each short volley only took a few seconds to reach the height of 2.4 Tbps, 0.55 Tbps and 1.7 Tbps (through edge).
This makes it the most intense barrage that Azure has ever had to deal with, 140% higher than the company’s DDoS attacks in 2020.
one Announcement from Microsoft Azure Comment: “An attack of this scale shows that bad actors have the ability to inflict serious damage by flooding targets with huge amounts of traffic in an attempt to stifle network capacity.
“However, Azure’s DDoS protection platform is built on distributed DDoS detection and mitigation pipelines, which can absorb dozens of terabytes of DDoS attacks.”
Reporting evasive attacks instead of attacks that caused catastrophe is a good change. But as always, this is a terrible reminder that cybercrime will not disappear, nor will it disappear soon.
As we know, it will continue to evolve: “Everything changes in a dynamic environment. Your efforts to maintain the status quo will limit you.” In addition to the “Ghost in the Shell” quote, make sure you follow the best cyber security Best practice. Stay safe there.