How GitHub Survived the Biggest DDoS Attack Ever Recorded?
Analysis of GitHub Attack in connection with cyber security concepts.
GitHub, a famous online code management site used by millions of developers, was the subject of one of the largest verifiable DDoS attacks on record. This attack had a throughput of 1.3 Tbps, transmitting 126.9 million packets per second.
There were no botnets participating in the GitHub DDoS attack because it was a memcached DDoS strike. Instead, the attackers took use of the amplification effect of memcached, a prominent database…