Cloudflare successfully thwarts largest ever HTTPS DDoS attack

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Cloudflare revealed that it found and successfully blocked the largest HTTPS DDoS attack on record, with a peak of 26 million requests per second, targeting just one of Cloudflare’s free plan customers. The announcement comes two months after Cloudflare said it blocked another large HTTPS DDoS attack against another of its customers. Similar to the April attack, the attack this time primarily came from cloud service providers, not residential ISPs. This means that virtual machines and servers in the data center are being hijacked to carry out the attack, rather than the Internet of Things (IoT) devices that were previously used. The botnet that carried out this attack consisted of 5,067 devices, and at the peak of the attack,

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