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Thursday, May 13, 2010

Chinese human rights site, others DDoSed - January 2010


DATE:
2010-01

AFFECTED COUNTRIES:
China

AFFECTED SITES:
crd-net.org, msguancha.com, canyu.org, chinesepen.org, newcenturynews.com

EFFECT OF ATTACKS:
n/a

SOURCE COUNTRY:
Unknown - all spoofed.

ALLEGED ATTACKERS:
n/a

TYPE OF ATTACK:
DDoS

ATTACK SPECIFICS:
16-hour DDoS, 2GB/second at peak (1). Hackers also placed malware on the sites to unknown effect (1).

EVENT DESCRIPTION:
A number of human rights group website and news sites over 2 IPs were attacked by unknown assailants.

URLS:
1. http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9147938/Chinese_human_rights_sites_hit_by_DDoS_attack
2. http://www.thetechherald.com/article.php/201004/5140/Chinese-human-rights-domains-hit-by-Denial-of-Service-attack
3. http://www.pcworld.com/businesscenter/article/187597/chinese_human_rights_sites_hit_by_ddos_attack.html


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