In a new blog post, Imperva researchers reveal they mitigated one of the largest DDoS attacks ever seen, which reached a huge 650 Gbps and had absolutely nothing to do with the Mirai malware.

As the end of the year approaches, it’s natural to contemplate the future and look for signs of things to come. Sometimes, however, you don’t have to search too hard. Sometimes, these “signs” hit you like a ton of bricks.

This is how it was for Imperva when, just ten days before the year’s end, they found themselves mitigating a 650 Gbps (Gigabit per second) DDoS attack—the largest on record for their network.

This was a fitting end to a year of huge DDoS assault, nasty new malware types and massive IoT botnets. What’s more, it showed exactly where things are heading next on the DDoS front.

Spoiler alert: it’s about to get a lot worse.

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