One of the largest Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks ever seen hit the Internet on Monday February 11th. The target? A site protected by DDoS cloud security vendor CloudFlare.
CloudFlare is no stranger to large DDoS attacks and successfully repelled a 2013 DDoS attack that clocked in at 300 Gbps of attack traffic. That attack In 2013 was against spam intelligence service Spamhaus which is protected by the CloudFlare network.
With the new attack, CloudFlare CEO Matthew Prince told eWEEK that it was targeting a customer on the CloudFlare network.
“Our policy is to not disclose the customer in question without their permission and we haven’t received or sought their permission,” Prince said.
In terms of attack volume, Prince said that the attack appears to have been just shy of 400 Gbps.