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Microsoft Fended Off a Record 2.4 Tbps DDoS Attack Targeting Azure Customers

October 12, 2021

Microsoft on Monday revealed that its Azure cloud platform mitigated a 2.4 Tbps distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack in the last week of August targeting an unnamed customer in Europe, surpassing a 2.3 Tbps attack stopped by Amazon Web Services in February 2020.

“This is 140 percent higher than 2020’s 1 Tbps attack and higher than any network volumetric event previously detected on Azure,” Amir Dahan, senior program manager for Azure Networking, said in a post, calling it a “UDP reflection” lasting for about 10 minutes.

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