Russian state-owned Sberbank hit by 1 million RPS DDoS attack

According to a press release from the Russian financial institution Sberbank, it was the target of the strongest distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack in recent memory two weeks ago.

With nearly a third of all Russian assets, Sberbank is the largest institution in the country and a majority-owned banking and financial services company. After Russia invaded Ukraine, the bank was subject to international sanctions and blockades and was frequently targeted by hacktivists aligned with the west.

According to Russian news agency Interfax, the attack was as high as one million requests per second (RPS), which is approximately four times more than the most potent DDoS that Sberbank had faced at the time read more Russian state-owned Sberbank hit by 1 million RPS DDoS attack.

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