Cyberattacks are increasingly common and highly sophisticated.
One of the most common types of cyberattack is a DDoS – or Distributed Denial of Service.
That’s when an attacker will flood a victim’s system with “internet traffic”, overloading it and forcing it offline.
This can be used to target websites, computer servers and even individual internet users.
Microsoft says this particular attack targeted one of its customers in Europe, via the firm’s Azure computer service.
And said it was 140% stronger than the previous-highest attack blocked by Microsoft Azure in 2020.