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Amazon has earned itself some well-deserved bragging rights for putting a stop to what ranks as the largest distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack ever, and by quite a bit. According to data divulged by Amazon, it halted a DDoS attack that peaked with a "previously unseen volume" of 2.3 terabits per second in February 2020. The attempted attack leveraged a compromised Connection-less Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (CLDAC). It also resulted in three days of "elevated threat during a single week" before it subsided. Amazon shared the details in its latest AWS Shield Threat Landscape report (PDF), in which it notes that the "largest known DDoS attacks are UDP reflection attacks." CLDAP... Read more...