Google hit by a 2.5 Tbps DDoS, biggest DDoS attack

Google has revealed that Google was hit by a 2.5 Tbps DDoS campaign originating from China, it is among one of the biggest DDoS attack.

Google was hit by a 2.5 Tbps DDoS!!!

The massive tech giant has revealed that they were hit by a massive 2.5Tbps DDoS in September 2017, but they made public on Friday in a report showing best practices for cyber-defense and plug Google Cloud mitigations.

Despite simultaneously targeting thousands of our IPs, presumably in hopes of slipping past automated defences, the attack had no impact

Google said in a statement on Friday.

In detail, the reports explained 167 Mbps to 180,000 exposed CLDAP, DNS, and SMTP servers, which would then send large responses to Google.

The massive attack was 4 times larger than the 623 Gbps attack from the Mirai botnet in the last year. It became the highest massive bandwidth DDoS till date.

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From the past many years there has been an exponential growth in these kinds of attacks and this is the alarmist headline as attack volume grows.

In a separate report, it is also revealed that this was a state-sponsored UDP amplification attack sourced out of several Chinese ISPs (ASNs 4134, 4837, 58453, and 9394)

by Shane Huntley of Google’s Threat Analysis Group

Menscher also said that collaboration and transparency are also important to stop these kinds of attacks in the future.

Google reported thousands of vulnerable servers exploited in the DDoS attack to their network providers to find the origin of spoofed packets so that they can be filtered.

Google also encourages every individual to join in the effort and keep their systems and IoT devices secured with latest patch and security.

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