The Attack was mitigated by Akamai
On June 21, 2020, Akamai mitigated the largest packet per second (PPS) distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack ever recorded on the Akamai platform. The attack generated 809 million packets per second (Mpps), targeting a large European bank.
The attack can easily be a contender for the largest DDoS incident to date, despite not being a bandwidth-intensive attack, with a footprint of just 418Gbps.
Akamai did not disclose the name of the customer defended against the take down, referring to them as a large European bank.
Suspected of this operation is a new botnet emerging from the underground. This conclusion is based on the high number of IP addresses involved in the attack that were seen for the first time. 96.2% of them were unknown to Akamai until now.