Short Bytes: Hosting provider OVH has witnessed the world’s largest DDoS attack. This attack of 1Gpbs intensity was launched by a botnet network of 152,463 smart devices. The same network was also responsible for the recent DDoS assault on security publication Krebs On Security. Sadly, more than 15k new cameras have participated in the attack on OVH in the last 48 hours.
Klaba’s posts reveal that OVH’s website was flooded with a massive torrent of traffic on September 20. It claims that more than 25 colossal DDoS attacks were faced by the company in 48 hours.
This botnet with 145607 cameras/dvr (1-30Mbps per IP) is able to send >1.5Tbps DDoS. Type: tcp/ack, tcp/ack+psh, tcp/syn.
— Octave Klaba (@olesovhcom) September 23, 2016
Klaba has also added further information that the attack has been clocked from a network of 152,463 hacked low-powered cameras and smart devices. The overall attack capacity of the botnet is being estimated to 1.5Tbps.
The same botnet network also crippled the security publication Krebs On Security with an intensity of 620Gbps. Eventually, Krebs got help from Google’s Project Shield to protect the website. Krebs took this step after Akamai withdrew its expensive support, saying that the DDoS was “nearly double the size of the largest attack they’d seen previously.”
The current situation of OVH isn’t good. Recently, Klaba tweeted that some new IoT devices have participated in the DDoS attack.
+15654 new cctv participated in the DDoS last 48H.
— Octave Klaba (@olesovhcom) September 28, 2016
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