Github hit by the biggest-ever DDoS attack that peaked 1.35 Tbs


By Pierluigi Paganini

memcached DDoS attack

On February 28, 2018, the popular GitHub’s code hosting website was hit by the largest-ever distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack that peaked at 1.35 Tbps

On February 28, 2018, the popular GitHub’s code hosting website was hit by the largest-ever distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack.

The DDoS attack peaked at record 1.35 Tbps by abusing the memcached protocol to power a so-called memcached DDoS attacks.

Memcached is a free and open source, high-performance, distributed memory caching system designed to speed up dynamic web applications by alleviating database load.

Clients communicate with memcached servers via TCP or UDP on port 11211.

Researchers from Cloudflare, …read more

Via:: Security Affiars