Cloudflare mitigates the largest HTTPS DDoS attack in history

Cloudflare recently revealed that it had successfully intercepted and mitigated the largest HTTPS DDoS distributed denial of service attack of around 26 million requests per second (RPS).

He said the attack came mainly from servers hosted by cloud providers rather than user devices, meaning virtual machines and large servers were hijacked to carry out the attack, rather than much less powerful IoT devices. They managed to build a botnet of 5,067 devices, with each node making around 5,200 requests per second at its peak.