Monday, February 1, 2016

NSFOCUS Stops Massive DDoS Attack for Australia's Micron21

NSFOCUS reported that its Anti-DDoS System (ADS) has been used to mitigate a sustained, 90-Gbps Distributed Denial of Services (DDoS) attack against Australian service provider Micron21, which offers mission-critical data center capabilities to clients around the world.


NSFOCUS said the January 14th attack started relatively small, then rapidly increased over the course of 30 minutes. It eventually consumed a staggering 23 Terabytes of inbound data in only two hours, before the assailant(s) ceased the DDoS attack. The peak was 90 Gbps. Given the sheer scale of the problem, a full-blown outage would have potentially cost the customer the equivalent of at least $1.3 Million.

“Welcome to the modern world—this is the painful reality for data center operators everywhere, and why it’s absolutely critical for every corner of the industry to have solid DDoS mitigation capabilities in place,” said Allan Thompson, COO at NSFOCUS IB. “We’re honored that NSFOCUS ADS platform played such a vital role in helping Micron21 mitigate this criminal barrage, and we remain committed to developing and offering technologies that help our customers stay vigilant and protected against future attacks.”

http://www.micron21.com
http://www.nsfocus.com

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