A non-profit organization Spamhaus, based in London and Geneva, underwent a huge DDoS attack committed by unidentified hackers.
Spamhaus CEO Steve Linford claimed the attacks were peaking at 300 Gbps (gigabits per second). He noted that usually that number is much smaller – about 50 Gbps.
The company’s director of security research Dan Holden said: “The largest DDoS attack that we have witnessed prior to this was in 2010, which was 100 Gbps. Obviously the jump from 100 to 300 is pretty massive”.
The impact of the DDoS attacks also reached a row of online services, including Netfix. Moreover, they slowed down the internet around the world.
УBut we're up Ц they haven't been able to knock us down. Our engineers are doing an immense job in keeping it up Ц this sort of attack would take down pretty much anything else,Ф stated Linford.
The security incidents is now being investigated with the help of five agencies based in different countries. Experts state that one of the possible attackers is Cyberbunker firm, which was once blocked by Spamhaus.