International Business Times: Mega DDoS Attacks of 800Gbps Expected Within a Year
Distributed denial of service attacks are one of the most popular tools available to cybercriminals today. Whether you want to knock your competition offline or protest at some perceived injustice, DDoS attacks are an ideal weapon.
Last year we saw the “the DDoS attack that almost broke the internet” when Spamhaus was hit with a 300 gigabit per second (Gbps) attack, which at the time was 200Gbps bigger than anything seen previously.
On Monday that record was beaten once again, with DDoS-mitigation company CloudFlare reporting one of their clients was hit with an attack which peaked at over 400Gbps.