Akamai researchers say they detected and mitigated a record-setting distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack against an unnamed customer in Eastern Europe. The attack peaked at 704.8 million packets-per-second (Mpps). Akamai says that this attack was the work of the same group of cybercriminals that launched a 659.6 Mpps attack in July against the same customer.
- The Akamai team recommends consulting CISA Security Tip ST04-015 (https://www.cisa.gov/tips/st04-015) for mitigating the risks of a DDoS attack. Make sure you are not only identifying critical networks and services but also having protections in place prior to an attack starting. Use reports of an attack like this to drive an exercise to see if you’re prepared. Make sure the changing nature of the attack will not undermine your current response capabilities, to include staff.