Google blocks largest HTTPS DDoS attack to date

Google has officially announced that the largest HTTPS-based distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack ever recorded, which peaked at 46 million requests per second, was neutralised in June.

A Google Cloud Armor client suffered such an attack, which lasted 69 minutes, and was the equivalent of receiving all daily Wikipedia requests in just 10 seconds.

A total of 5,256 source IP addresses from 132 countries were identified as contributing to the attack and, based on the geographical distribution and the types of unsecured services leveraged to generate the attack, the Mēris botnet is suspected.