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Google Cloud Blocks Largest DDoS Attack Recorded

A DDoS, or distributed denial-of-service is a malicious attack where excessive amounts of requests are sent to a target. It’s intended to crash a website or server, affect performance and availability for legitimate traffic, or increase hosting and resource cost.

Google has recently reported that their Cloud Armor service blocked a DDoS attack of 46 million requests per second. As an example, that is the amount of traffic Wikipedia receives in a day all in a 10-second span. Cloud Armor Adaptive Protection was able to analyze and intercept this attack as it ramped up, recommending a security rule for the host to mitigate it.

This DDos attack is much larger than the last record of 26 million requests per second blocked by Cloudflare.

Read more about this mitigation on Google Cloud’s blog here.

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