Cloudflare says that it successfully mitigated a huge 15.3 million requests-per-second DDoS attack.
The incident was the largest HTTPS attack that Cloudflare has seen. HTTPS attacks, Cloudflare notes, are “more expensive in terms of required computational resources because of the higher cost of establishing a secure TLS encrypted connection.”
Such attacks cost an attacker more to launch, and more for a victim to mitigate.
The target was a Cloudflare...