AWS Hit With a Record 2.3 Tbps DDoS Attack


AWS record DDoS attack

AWS also sees Docker, Hadoop, Redis, SSH attacks at a huge scale

AWS says it was hit with an record DDoS attack of 2.3 Tbps earlier this year year, with the (unsuccessful) attempt to knock cloud services offline continuing for three days in February.

That’s a colossal 2.3 trillion bytes of data every second being directed at AWS’s servers by an unknown attacker.

To put the scale of the attempt in context, it is nearly double the 1.3 Tbps attack that blasted GitHub offline in 2018, or the circa 1 Tbps Mirai botnet DDoS that famously knocked Dyn offline in 2016.

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