Microsoft disclosed that it mitigated a 2.4 Tbps DDoS attack, which was 140% higher in scale than any previously recorded network volumetric event on Azure. The firm and some security experts say that attacks of this magnitude could wreak havoc on targeted companies and are difficult to mitigate.
Illinois Man Convicted of Running DDoS Facilitation Websites
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An Illinois man has been found guilty of running subscription-based distributed denial of service attacks that enabled customers to launch DDoS strikes of their own. He is now facing a statutory maximum sentence of 35 years in federal prison when sentenced in January 2022.