Cloudflare says it mitigated a record-breaking 17.2M rps DDoS attack


Web infrastructure and website security company Cloudflare on Thursday disclosed that it mitigated the largest ever volumetric distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack recorded to date.

That’s originate from a network of malwareinfected systems — consisting of computers, servers, and IoT devices — enabling threat actors to seize control and coopt the machines into a botnet capable of generating an influx of junk traffic directed against the victim.

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