- Nov 10, 2017
Cloudflare, a company that deals with cybersecurity infrastructure and services, reported earlier today that it had to face the largest distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack ever recorded. During this attack, Cloudflare states that it was hit with a colossal 17.2 million HTTP requests per second (rps).
The company is pretty pleased with itself though, as it says it was able to mitigate this massive onslaught thanks to its autonomous edge DDoS protection which is powered by its in-house denial of service daemon (dosd).
To give us a scale of the attack, Cloudflare says that the number of HTTP requests it was hit with during the DDoS is about 68% of its average legitimate requests per second for Q2, the latter being 25 million rps.