[AusNOG] Github was hit by 1.35Tb DDoS attack establishing a new record

Rory Jones rory.jones.au at gmail.com
Sat Mar 3 20:57:57 EST 2018

Sorry to thread crap, but I couldn’t help finding it slightly ironic wondering what would happen if the hackers in charge would have needed to pull some remotely hacker-y software for the exploit...

Kind regards,
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Subject: Re: [AusNOG] Github was hit by 1.35Tb DDoS attack establishing a new record

This week GitHub was hit by 1.35Tb DDoS attack. It thus established a new record. After few minutes the attack was mitigated by Akamai, who was called in by GitHub.


The attackers used misconfigured Memcached servers.

Just another FYI to reinforce against this exploit

Kind Regards,

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