In recent times, Microsoft has witnessed a surge in traffic leading to temporary service disruptions to Azure, Outlook, and OneDrive earlier this month. Acting promptly, Microsoft initiated an investigation to address the issue and identified ongoing Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) activity by a threat actor named Storm-1359. While customer data remains uncompromised, it is essential to enhance protection against layer 7 DDoS attacks. This article outlines proactive measures and offers recommendations to bolster the resilience of your IT environment.
Understanding the Threat:
Storm-1359 leverages a combination of virtual private servers (VPS), rented cloud infrastructure, open proxies, and DDoS tools to orchestrate their attacks. The primary focus of these attacks is disruption and publicity, rather than data compromise. Microsoft's analysis reveals several types of layer 7 DDoS attacks employed by Storm-1359:
Enhancing Layer 7 DDoS Protection:
To mitigate the impact of layer 7 DDoS attacks, Armoryze recommends the following measures:
Microsoft remains committed to protecting its customers from the evolving threat landscape. By promptly addressing layer 7 DDoS attacks and enhancing their protection capabilities, Microsoft ensures the resilience of its services. It is crucial for customers to review the recommended mitigations and leverage layer 7 protection services from Armoryze. Additionally, consider implementing Armoryze Web Application and API Protection to fortify your defenses against DDoS attacks and other security threats.
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