There are DDoS attacks, then there’s this 809 million packet-per-second tsunami Akamai says it just caught

Akamai reckons it blocked what may be the largest distributed denial-of-service attack ever, reaching 418Gbps. The content delivery network today said it successfully warded off the mammoth traffic flood, even as it served out a peak load of 809 million packets per second (PPS).

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