Recently, Akamai mitigated a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack that, in terms of packets per second, set a new record for DDoS attacks against European organizations.
The attack, which was discovered and stopped on September 12, peaked at 704.8 million packets per second (Mpps), making it the second record-breaking DDoS attack to target the same customer in the previous three months. The organization was the target of a 659.6 Mpps DDoS attack in July after being the victim of 74 DDoS attacks. According to Akamai, it has since been the target of 201 additional DDoS attacks.
The internet giant notes that although the September DDoS attack was not the biggest to date, it did set a new record for DDoS attacks directed at European targets.