There's been lots of talk lately about China's "Great Cannon" -- the DDoS tool that China used to launch a massive attack on GitHub a few weeks ago. Much of the research on this tool was provided by Citizen Lab. That report is great and interesting. Show More Summary
The hack on Sony last November, allegedly perpetrated by North Korea, marked somewhat of a new age in internet security. It showed everyone that corporate cyber espionage, and international cyber war are no longer the domain of science fiction. Show More Summary
A couple of weeks ago, Mike provided an in-depth analysis of China's new tactic in its longstanding efforts to restrict access by its population to material that challenges the official narrative. This powerful DDoS attack has now been dubbed "China's Great Cannon" by researchers in a fascinating analysis published by The Citizen Lab. Show More Summary
A few weeks ago Github was the target of a malicious distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack focusing on pages owned by pro-Chinese free speech websites. Now, researchers at the University of Toronto's Citizen Lab have released a...Show More Summary
China is already well known for its nation-wide Internet filtering software dubbed The Great Firewall of China, but what is only coming to light is that China also may have a Great Cannon. According to a report posted on CitizenLab … Continue reading ?
Whitehat hacker's traceroute wizzardry pinpoints origin of denial-of-service code.
Over the past few weeks, China has been using its country’s Internet infrastructure to attack political opponents by turning normal users’ web browsers into Denial of Service tools. Read more...
The code management platform GitHub has emerged victorious after enduring almost a week of distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks. The company managed to get workarounds in place to settle the site and return to normal operations after experiencing crashes since March 26. Show More Summary
Reports: Millions of innocent Internet users conscripted into Chinese DDoS army.
If you pay attention to Github (and you should), you know that late last week the site started experiencing some problems staying online, thanks to a massive and frequently changing DDoS attack. Over the past few days a lot more details...Show More Summary
For the past week, code-sharing website GitHub has endured a blistering DDoS (Dedicated Denial of Service) hack attack aiming to knock the website offline. The attack on the US-based site now seems to finally be abating — and fingers are being firmly pointed at the Chinese authorities as being behind it. Show More Summary
After more than five relentless days, the distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack on the popular coding site GitHub appears to have ceased. The company, which previously called the attack the largest in its history, announced on Tuesday morning that "everything [is] operating normally." Everything operating normally. Show More Summary
Some more unpleasantness leading off today as VentureBeat reports on the DDoS attack on GitHub continuing and evolving. Also from VentureBeat, Google has started morphing some of Google+ as photos and videos are now available in Google Drive. By itself, this is not a big thing, but we know that Google has not been thrilled […]
DDoS attacks are not only a disruption but can also cost businesses dearly, according to Neustar research.
A well-known group of activists that has fought Chinese online censorship for years is publicly accusing China of launching the massive distributed denial of service attacks against the coding website GitHub. On Monday, as GitHub was...Show More Summary
And the attack continues.
On Wednesday night of last week, someone started targeting the popular coding site GitHub with a massive distributed denial of service attack, which the company later called the largest in its seven-year history. More than four days later, the attack is still ongoing. Show More Summary
Online code repository GitHub continues to face a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack on Monday, which the company reported is the largest attack in GitHub.com’s history. The attack began on Thursday and still continues, according...Show More Summary
HTTP hijacking is being used to redirect Baidu search engine traffic into a massive DDoS.
Code-hosting site GitHub is being subjected to an ongoing denial of service (DDoS) attack, the largest in its history — and the Wall Street Journal suggests the Chinese government could be to blame. A DDoS attack works by overwhelming a website with traffic, often sent from a "botnet" of hijacked computers controlled by the attacker. Show More Summary