Sberbank, Russia’s largest state-owned bank, has disclosed that it was the target of a massive distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack that peaked at 1 million requests per second (RPS).

The attack, which occurred 2 weeks ago, was the largest ever recorded against a Russian financial institution.

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A distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack is a malicious attempt to disrupt the normal traffic of a targeted server, service, or network by overwhelming the target or its surrounding infrastructure with a flood of Internet traffic.

Sberbank was able to withstand the attack without any significant disruptions to its services.

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