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Thursday, May 13, 2010

News.com.au DDoSed - April 2010


DATE:
2010-04

AFFECTED COUNTRIES:
Australia

AFFECTED SITES:
news.com.au

EFFECT OF ATTACKS:
n/a

SOURCE COUNTRY:
China

ALLEGED ATTACKERS:
Chinese government

TYPE OF ATTACK:
DDoS

ATTACK SPECIFICS:
n/a

EVENT DESCRIPTION:
Numerous DDoS attacks launched at the news site accompanied by "extortion notices demanding the retraction of articles." (1) The specific articles haven't been made public, but the Security Manager "says that the attacks occurred when something written by one of the News Limited's journalists wasn't in favor of the attackers view."

URLS:
1. http://www.outpost24.com/news/news-2010-04-14.html
2. http://www.zdnet.co.uk/news/security-threats/2010/04/14/chinese-ddos-attacks-hit-news-limited-40088621/


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