A European bank has fallen victim to a huge distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack that sent to its networking gear a flood of 809 million packets per second (PPS). This attack is potentially the largest one to have ever occurred with a relatively small footprint of just 418Gbps.
DDoS attack differentiates depending on the method used. Their intensity is measured in bits per second (BPS), packets for second (PPS), or requests per second (RPS). BPS attacks aim to exhaust the internet pipeline, PPS are directed at network devices or apps in data center/cloud, and RPS attacks target an edge server that runs a web application.
Source: Bleeping Computer