Microsoft managed to absorb a huge DDO attack on an Azure user in Europe in the last week of August, describes business in a blog post. At distributed denial of serviceThe attack sent 2.4 terabits per second of requests to an unknown target in Europe at its peak. It is the largest ddos attack Microsoft Azure has ever experienced.
In its own words, Microsoft managed to absorb the attack on the already renowned cloud service through a dedicated anti-ddos system that processes the massive number of requests locally. In this way, most of the 2.4 Tb / s of data does not even reach Europe (the anonymized target). Instead, servers by country of origin of requests process the vast amount of data on the spot, spreading the pressure. The system used could take dozens of terabits before it got into trouble. It is not known who is responsible for the network request overload. According to Microsoft, 70,000 compromised systems were used mainly from Asia, although there were also requests from, for example, the United States.
In a DDO attack, malicious hackers often send massive requests to a website or service through a computer botnet. This form of cyberattack is not necessarily intended to force access to systems. Instead, ddos attacks basically force websites or services to go offline due to sudden immense pressure. Incidentally, these attacks are also occasionally used as a diversionary maneuver during an isolated hacking attempt.