"The websites, Apple Daily and PopVote, have been vocal supporters of the pro-democracy protests and even carried out mock chief executive elections for Hong Kong. Cloudflare, a company which is employed to protect websites against distributed denial of service attacks, has revealed thatsince June, these two websites have been bombarded by attacks of unprecedented size.
According to Matthew Prince, CEO of Cloudflare, the attacks have hit 500 gigabits per second (Gbps), which tops attacks in February of 400Gbps that were at the time the biggest in internet history.
According to Prince, who was speaking to Forbes: "[It's] larger than any attack we've ever seen, and we've seen some of the biggest attacks the Internet has seen."
Last year a DDoS (distributed denial of service) attack on the anti-spamming group Spamhaus was declared the "biggest in the history of the internet" peaking at 300Gb
now where does that come from ?