Google revealed that Google Cloud had blocked the largest DDoS attack ever, and the attack was blocked on June 1 and had 46 million requests per second.
According to Google, this is 76 percent larger than the previously reported record, you can see more details below.
Over the past few years, Google has noticed that Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks are increasing in frequency and exponentially increasing in size. Today’s Internet-facing workloads are under constant threat of attack with impacts ranging from degraded performance and user experience for legitimate users, to increased operating and hosting costs, to complete unavailability of mission-critical workloads. Google Cloud customers can use Cloud Armor to take advantage of the global reach and edge ability of the Google Network to protect their environment from some of the largest DDoS attacks of all time.
On June 1, Google client Cloud Armor was targeted with a series of HTTPS DDoS attacks that peaked at 46 million requests per second. This is the largest DDoS layer reported to date – at least 76% larger than the previously reported record. To give an idea of the scale of the attack, this is like receiving all daily requests to Wikipedia (one of the top 10 trafficked sites in the world) in just 10 seconds.
You can find more information on the Google Cloud website at the link below.
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