Microsoft has confirmed to mitigate a massive ddos attack originated from a botnet comprising 70,000 compromised IoT devices.
About Reflection Amplification Attack
The senior program manager for Azure Networking, Amir Dahan, called its UDP reflection for around ten minutes. “This is 140 percent higher than 2020’s 1 Tbps attack and higher than any network volumetric event previously detected on Azure,” Dahan noted.
Reflected Amplification attacks are also a type of denial of service (DoS) attacks. An attacker exploits the connectionless property of UDP protocol with fake requests to overwhelm a targeted network/server with a flood of pockets. This disrupts the network’s activities or renders the server unavailable.
Attack’s Origin and Details
The recent DDoS attack against an Azure customer originated from a botnet comprising at