GitHub hit with massive 1.35 Tbps DDoS attack, could be world’s largest


The attack was carried out through the abuse of memcached instances, taking the site down multiple times. On Wednesday, developer repository site GitHub was hit with a critical DDoS attack that took the site offline multiple times for a few minutes each time. According to a GitHub incident report, the attack peaked at 1.35 Tbps, followed by a second peak of 400 Gbps, which could make it the largest attack of its kind ever perpetrated. According to the incident report, GitHub was offline Wednesday from 17:21 to 17:26 UTC and intermittently unavailable from 17:26 to 17:30 UTC, thanks to the attack. The report noted that user data wasn’t at risk during the attack.

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