Amazon said its AWS Shield service mitigated the largest DDoS attack ever recorded, stopping a 2.3 Tbps attack in mid-February this year. The previous record for the largest DDoS attack ever recorded was of 1.7 Tbps, recorded in March 2018.
AWS Shield is a managed threat protection service that safeguards applications running on AWS against exploitation of application vulnerabilities, bad bots, and Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks. This Threat Landscape Report provides a summary of threats detected and mitigated by AWS Shield. You can use this information to expand your knowledge of external threats and improve the security of your applications. The data in this report is derived from systems that AWS Shield uses to protect the availability of AWS, protect applications running on AWS, and alert AWS engineers to changes in the threat landscape.
AWS is constantly innovating and delivering new capabilities to make it easier for you to protect your applications against external threats. AWS Shield, AWS WAF, AWS Firewall Manager, and Amazon GuardDuty announced many new features during Q1 2020.