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Large DDoS Attack on GitHub
by Brent Kirkpatrick
(Date Published: 3/5/2018.)
Akamai recorded inbound traffic to GitHub reaching 1.35 Terabits per second while outbound traffic remained constant. After taking over routing GitHub's traffic, Akamai recorded the remainder of the attack lasting an hour.
Akamai used sophisticated techniques to mitigate the effect of the incoming traffic. Akamai took over routing GitHub's traffic, routing it through higher-capacity servers and filtering out malicious data packets. They were able to mitigate 1.3 Terabits per second at the peak. More details on their blog post.
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