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Google has prevented the largest DDoS attack in recorded history, as it was set up to have hackers shut down services and websites.
On the 46th day, Google had a peak of 46 million requests per second.
A 69-minute cyber attack targeted a particular Google Cloud Armour user on 1 June.
The attack had 5,256 source IPs from 132 countries, none of the contributors was Google
DDoS attacks have become more sophisticated, with the largest attack being 76% larger than the next largest reported to date.
The attackers made an automatic, coordinated request to Wikipedia’s servers and were able to get more information about Wikipedia in 10 seconds than manual inspection would have revealed.
Google Cloud Armour detected an attack early on in the process and recommended a rule to defend against such an attack.
Cloud Armour designed a solution which could be deployed before the attack reached its peak. The anti-DDoS service was able to block the attack and restore all services.
Google said that the Mēris method of attacks, which abuses unsecured proxies in order to obscure the actual source of the attack, is known for attacking heavily and breaking records.
Google’s security advice for preventing DDoS attacks: to deploy defenses and controls at multiple layers of your environment and your infrastructure providers’ networks. These include performing threat modeling in order to develop proactive and reactive strategies to protect against DDoS attacks.