The F5 Security Operations Center (SOC) helps customers with network attacks all the time. From time to time we want to share some of the details of the attacks to let everyone know what’s going on in the network attack world. In this particular case, an email service provider was attacked with a DDoS attack that used many different attack types (amplification, flood, etc). F5 Silverline services were used to mitigate the attack, and the email provider’s customers never had their services go down. At its peak, the attackers were sending 26.5 Gbps at the email provider. When F5 stepped in and successfully blocked the attack, the attackers then turned their attack on F5! But, to no avail. Just as we were able to block the attack for the email provider, our SOC blocked the attack aimed at us. Check out the video below to learn more about this attack, and stay tuned for more exciting “Real Attack Stories” in the future!