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152k cameras in 990Gbps record-breaking dual DDoS

Hacked low-powered cameras and internet-of-things things

The world's largest distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack has been clocked from the same network of 152,463 compromised low-powered cameras and internet-of-things devices which punted a media outlet off the internet.

Two concurrent attacks against French hosting provider OVH clocked in at a combined 990Gbps, larger than any other reported.

The same fleet of networked junk also scored the world's largest single DDoS largest attack when it offed cyber crime publication Krebs On Security in attacks tipping 620Gbps.

OVH chief technology officer Octave Klaba says the growing fleet of cameras and digital video recorders has the capability to deliver a multi-vector 1.5 Tbps DDoS attack.

Google is now bearing the brunt of the embedded device floods after it provided free DDoS mitigation services to Krebs on Security, stepping in after Akamai withdrew expensive pro bono support. ®

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