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

David Vidos - NOVA iT GROUP David.Vidos at novaitgroup.com.au
Tue Mar 6 09:12:55 EST 2018

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David Vidos
NOVA iT GROUP & davidvidos.com & clubcrypto.group
Melbourne - Australia

From: AusNOG [mailto:ausnog-bounces at lists.ausnog.net] On Behalf Of Rory Jones
Sent: Saturday, 3 March 2018 8:58 PM
To: Jamie Le <jamie at mungi.com.au>; ausnog at lists.ausnog.net
Subject: Re: [AusNOG] Github was hit by 1.35Tb DDoS attack establishing a new record

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,
From: AusNOG <ausnog-bounces at lists.ausnog.net<mailto:ausnog-bounces at lists.ausnog.net>> on behalf of Jamie Le <jamie at mungi.com.au<mailto:jamie at mungi.com.au>>
Sent: Saturday, March 3, 2018 4:16:03 PM
To: ausnog at lists.ausnog.net<mailto:ausnog at lists.ausnog.net>
Subject: Re: [AusNOG] Github was hit by 1.35Tb DDoS attack establishing a new record

[https://tr.cloudmagic.com/h/v6/emailtag/tag/2.0/1520057763/62a2d3db6b99812ba4c6f64ff5ad4765/16/6dbee99e1ce3490ff75e02ea64f475bd/f6ee5e250c711928a842f11aaa8dffae/122d33586719673d61b546cc672ab9b0/newton.gif]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,

Jamie Le

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