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Amazon hit with largest DDoS cyber attack in history

June 19, 2020

Via: Charged

Amazon was hit by the largest DDoS attack ever recorded for over three days in what experts are calling a “warning we should not ignore”.

Amazon Web Services (AWS), on which thousands of retailers rely on to operate online, managed to defend itself from the largest ‘distributed denial of service (DDoS)’ attack in history in February.

DDoS attacks use multiple compromised computers or internet connected devices to flood a specific server with web traffic, overwhelming the source so that no one can access it, akin to a traffic jam clogging up a motorway.

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