Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Hackers Take China Internet Down

China, DDos, hacking, Internet

China's Internet was hit with a major distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack August 25 that disrupted access to sites in the .cn domain.

The DDoS attack was the largest in history against the domain servers for China's .cn ccTLD (country code top level domain), according to the China Internet Network Information Center (CNNIC), which administers the domain.

The first attack started Sunday around midnight Beijing time, and was then succeeded by a larger attack at 4 a.m, the CNNIC said in an Internet posting. All sites in China's primary Internet domain were affected, but Internet service had been partially restored by 10 a.m. Sunday

It's unclear where the attack originated.

Read the rest in Computerworld.

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