The world’s largest distributed denial of service attack has been clocked at 500Gbps, according to Arbor Networks. The attack was reported by a third party and is yet to be analysed, other than in terms of its size. British teen Seth Nolan-Mcdonagh likely held the title for the previous largest DDoS, which came in at 300Gbps. He was arrested and ducked jail after he knocked SpamHaus off the internet. The annual Arbor survey (PDF) gathered 354 responses from service providers, hosts and mobile service providers around the world in the 12 months to November last year.
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ORIGINAL SOURCE: The Register