“AWS recorded 10 billion system requests with 20 hours, CloudFlare recorded a 75Gb DDoS per second and UDomain 10Gb per second.”
On June 16, Amazon decided to stop providing DNS hosting service to HKU POP and UDomain withdrew its security protection service. Cloudflare is now the only service provider to support the voting system.
“Battling 300Gbps+ attack right now,” “This may well have been the largest attack we, or anyone else, have ever seen. It definitely was the most sophisticated.” Prince said.
Cloudflare confirms that the company network was able to drain the malicious traffic on PopVote website, it has set up a series of DNS sinkholes to track malicious sources involved in the attack.
“Since we had advanced warning the attack was coming, we’d put in place measures to sinkhole traffic in certain regions so it never hit our network,” Prince added.
(Security Affairs – PopVote, DDoS)